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ambulance

noun [C] uk   /ˈæm.bjʊ.ləns/ us  
A2 a special vehicle used to take sick or injured people to hospital: I called an ambulance. We were woken in the night by the wail of ambulance sirens. an ambulance driver An ambulance crew was called to his home, but he was dead by the time they arrived.
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in Korean 구급차…
in Arabic سَيّارة الإسْعاف…
in French ambulance…
in Turkish cankurtaran, acil hasta taşıma aracı, ambulans…
in Italian ambulanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救護車…
in Russian машина скорой помощи…
in Polish karetka…
in Spanish ambulancia…
in Portuguese ambulância…
in German der Krankenwagen…
in Catalan ambulància…
in Japanese 救急車…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救护车…
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