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ambulatory

adjective uk   /ˌæm.bjəˈleɪ.tər.i/ us    /ˈæm.bjə.lə.tɔːr-/ specialized
relating to or describing people being treated for an injury or illness who are able to walk, and who, when treated in a hospital, are usually not staying for the night: an ambulatory surgery We will be opening two new ambulatory care facilities for private patients in May.
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