volitant

[vol-i-tnt, -tuh nt]
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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

adjective
  1. flying or moving about rapidly
  2. capable of flying

Word Origin for volitant

C19: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly
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