[vol-i-tnt, -tuh nt]
- engaged in or having the power of flight.
- active; moving.
Origin of volitant
1840–50; < Latin volitant- (stem of volitāns), present participle of volitāre to flutter, frequentative of volāre to fly; see -ant
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Related Words for volitantfloating, aerial, soaring, express, mobile, fleet, drifting, gliding, waving, streaming, flapping, winging, mercurial, speedy, aeronautical, airborne, avian, volant, volar
- flying or moving about rapidly
- capable of flying
Word Origin for volitant
C19: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly
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