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ambulatory

am·bu·la·to·ry

ambulatory

 
pronunciation:
aem by l to ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to walk about.
This ward of the hospital has mostly ambulatory patients.It was at least six weeks before she was ambulatory again.
synonyms:
walking
antonyms:
bedridden
similar words:
mobile, moving, pedestrian
definition 2: moving from place to place.
He had an ambulatory business which brought him up north at certain times of the year.
synonyms:
itinerant, migratory, peripatetic, wayfaring
similar words:
nomadic, rambling, shifting, vagrant, wandering
definition 3: related to walking.
They sell ambulatory devices such as walkers and canes.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: ambulatories
definition 1: in architecture, a covered walkway in a cloister.
synonyms:
passageway, walkway
similar words:
corridor, hallway, passage
definition 2: in architecture, an aisle around the end of a church's choir section.
similar words:
aisle
Word Parts
The word ambulatory contains the following parts:
amb, ambl, ambul Latin root that means walk
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).