Definition of locomote in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəməʊt/


[no object] technical or humorous
Move from one place to another: an amphibious fish that has the ability to locomote on land forget the car and locomote by other means
More example sentences
  • The ancestral archosaur was a predator that could probably locomote on two or four legs.
  • Inside computers artificial life forms have already evolved that can locomote, chase prey, evade predators and compete for limited resources.
  • Biomechanics specialists have long known that snails and other limbless creatures locomote by sending waves of muscular contractions down their bodies.


Mid 19th century: back-formation from locomotion.

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