Definition of ambulant in US English:



  • (of a patient) able to walk around; not confined to bed.

    • ‘While these measures get going, elderly ambulant men and women should try to get some exposure to sunlight every day if possible, and all those in nursing homes should be considered for vitamin D treatment.’
    • ‘Hospital beds would not be required for such local ambulant patients, and the hectic overwork of Accident and Emergency departments would, with one stroke, be alleviated.’
    • ‘The recording is done while the patient is ambulant and is performing his routine activities.’
    • ‘All designs were to be accessible by ambulant disabled and elderly people.’
    able to move, able to move around, moving, walking, ambulatory
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Early 17th century: from Latin ambulant- ‘walking’, from ambulare.