Etymology
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ambulation (n.)

"act of walking about," 1570s, from Latin ambulationem (nominative ambulatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of ambulare "to walk, go about" (see amble (v.)). The word was used earlier in reference to the spread of disease (1540s).

updated on August 13, 2018

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Definitions of ambulation from WordNet

ambulation (n.)
walking about;
the hospital encouraged early ambulation
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