Definition of ambulate in English:

ambulate

verb

[NO OBJECT]technical, formal
  • Walk; move about:

    ‘people who make use of crutches to ambulate’
    ‘tortoises are diurnally active, ambulating mainly over the course of the day’
    • ‘Since then, she had become irritable and had stopped ambulating.’
    • ‘Even ambulating around the unit constitutes desirable physical activity.’
    • ‘The boy was using arm crutches to ambulate, and his short legs moved in a wide and awkward manner that suggested he was sweeping the floor with his feet.’
    • ‘Cumulatively, these impairments result in disorientation while ambulating.’
    • ‘Activities of daily living assessed include bathing, ambulating, using the toilet, dressing, and eating.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin ambulat- walked, from the verb ambulare.

Pronunciation:

ambulate

/ˈambjʊleɪt/