Meaning of “ambulatory” in the English Dictionary


"ambulatory" in English

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uk /ˌæm.bjəˈleɪ.tər.i/ us /ˈæm.bjə.lə.tɔːr.i/ specialized

(Definition of “ambulatory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ambulatory" in American English

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us /ˈæm·bjə·ləˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

(of people being treated for an injury or illness) able to walk, and, when treated in a hospital, usually not staying for the night in a bed:

She is completely ambulatory and will be home today.

(of hospitals, clinics, etc.) serving patients who are able to walk and who can leave after treatment:

We will soon be opening two new ambulatory care facilities.

(Definition of “ambulatory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)