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perambulate

[ per-am-byuh-leyt ]
/ p蓹r藞忙m by蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), per路am路bu路lat路ed, per路am路bu路lat路ing.
to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
to traverse in order to examine or inspect.
verb (used without object), per路am路bu路lat路ed, per路am路bu路lat路ing.
to walk or travel about; stroll.
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Origin of perambulate

First recorded in 1560鈥70; from Latin perambul膩tus, past participle of perambul膩re 鈥渢o walk through鈥; see origin at per-, ambulate

OTHER WORDS FROM perambulate

per路am路bu路la路tion, nounper路am路bu路la路to路ry [per-am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /p蓹r藞忙m by蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perambulate

perambulate
/ (p蓹藞r忙mbj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to walk about (a place)
(tr) to walk round in order to inspect

Derived forms of perambulate

perambulation, nounperambulatory (p蓹藞r忙mbj蕣l蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for perambulate

C16: from Latin perambul膩re to traverse, from per through + ambul膩re to walk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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