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ambulance

am·bu·lance

ambulance

pronunciation:
aem by lns
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part of speech: noun
definition: a vehicle equipped to carry ill or injured people.
 
Word History
The English word ambulance was formed from hopital ambulant, French words that mean "walking hospital." It was first used in the 1800s as a name for the carts that carried soldiers injured in the Crimean War. In the Crimean War, France and England were allies and fought against Russia.
Word Parts
The word ambulance contains the following part:
amb, ambl, ambul Latin root that means walk