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volitant

[ vol-i-tnt, -tuhnt ]
/ ˈvɒl ɪ tnt, -tənt /
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adjective
engaged in or having the power of flight.
active; moving.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for volitant

volitant
/ (ˈvɒlɪtənt) /

adjective
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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