[ vol-i-tnt, -tuhnt ]
/ ˈvɒl ɪ tnt, -tənt /
engaged in or having the power of flight.
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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
Words nearby volitant
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British Dictionary definitions for volitant
/ (ˈvɒlɪtənt) /
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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