care given at a hospital to non-resident patients, including minor surgery and outpatient treatment
any non-emergency or outpatient medical care at a clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital
A general checkup is considered ambulatory care.
from ambulatory ‘able to walk’
- Ambulatory surgery
ambulatory surgery ambulatory surgery n. Surgery performed on a person who is admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.
a specially equipped motor vehicle for transporting people who are convalescing or have mobility issues. Contemporary Examples He had worked as a cab and ambulette driver since setting foot in the country and was suddenly out of work. I’m an Illegal Immigrant at Harvard Anonymous November 26, 2010
noun a fear of walking Word Origin ambulo- ‘walking’
an ambush. to lie in ambush. to attack from a concealed position; ambush. Historical Examples They had now reached a place formed by nature for an ambuscade, where the Trasimenus comes nearest to the mountains of Cortona. The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six Titus Livius Here a thousand Indians had planted themselves in […]