verb[no object] • formal or • technical
- Walk; move about: people who make use of crutches to ambulate tortoises are diurnally active, ambulating mainly over the course of the dayMore example sentences
- The boy was using arm crutches to ambulate, and his short legs moved in a wide and awkward manner that suggested he was sweeping the floor with his feet.
- Activities of daily living assessed include bathing, ambulating, using the toilet, dressing, and eating.
- Since then, she had become irritable and had stopped ambulating.
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- Most patients progress to assisted ambulation and full weight bearing.
- After transfer, a nurse or physical therapist assists the patient with progressive ambulation.
- The pediatrician noted slight delay in ambulation at 12 months, but in line with maternal developmental patterns.
early 17th century: from Latin ambulat- 'walked', from the verb ambulare.
More definitions of ambulateDefinition of ambulate in:
- The US English dictionary