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ambulatory

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Definition related to walking — especially to indicate that a patient who can walk
  • the patient is ambulatory.
ambulatory = related to walking — especially to indicate that a patient who can walk
  • an ambulatory corridor
  • AFTER AN orderly moved Alessandro from the hallway of Ambulatory Clinic 2, a nurse took him into an examination room.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Ishmael watched a half-dozen navy corpsmen busily packing medical field kits and stacking ambulatory litters.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Following EMS procedure when disembarking ambulatory patients, only then did the exit door open and the metal steps slap down to the ground.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • We are two-legged wombs, that's all: sacred vessels, ambulatory chalices.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Unlike some of the home's guests, William is completely ambulatory.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • When the keg was empty at eleven that night, Jack and the only two others who were still ambulatory went on to hit a few bars.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His day begins around dawn, in the lower courtyard beside the ambulatory clinic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The star-flooded nights, the dew-soaked dawns, the hushed ambulatories, the enforced asceticism—never has Werner felt part of something so single-minded.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The following morning, during the ambulatory, coffee-tropism phase of preconsciousness, I stumbled across the most damnable, frightening, item in the entire case.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • So Beidleman assembled those who were ambulatory, and then he, Schoening, Gammelgaard, Groom, and the two Sherpas stumbled off into the storm to get help, leaving behind the four incapacitated clients with Tim Madsen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • If these bedtime stories are supposed to be helpful to our survival chances in some way, then I say let's hear from everyone before the contributors start getting chopped and diced by that ambulatory food processor we're so eager to visit.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • If he was ambulatory, he would almost certainly require a cane or crutches to walk.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • By that time Jimmy had been morose, and barely ambulatory.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • Tall trees stand beside courtyards and walkways and walls, artful constructions of concrete and stone, which mount the forested hillside, past an ambulatory clinic and a women's clinic, a general hospital, a large Anglican church, a school, a kitchen that prepares meals for about two thousand people daily, and, near the top, a brand-new building for the treatment of tuberculosis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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