am·​bu·​late | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce ambulate (audio) \
ambulated; ambulating

Definition of ambulate

intransitive verb

: to move from place to place : walk She was hopeful that the surgery would improve her ability to ambulate.— Anita Lewis and Joyce Sasson Levy

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Examples of ambulate in a Sentence

a progressive disease that compromises a patient's ability to ambulate

First Known Use of ambulate

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambulate

Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare to walk

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The first known use of ambulate was circa 1623

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am·​bu·​late | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce ambulate (audio) \
ambulated; ambulating

Medical Definition of ambulate

: to move from place to place the patient was allowed to ambulate in her room

Other Words from ambulate

ambulation \ ˌam-​byə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce ambulation (audio) \ noun

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a tendency to relapse

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