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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: 'place near a battle where wounds are treated', from ambulant 'walking', from Latin ambulare; AMBLE

ambulance

noun
     
ambulance
Related topics: Hospital, Motor Vehicles
am‧bu‧lance S3 [countable]
MHTTC a special vehicle that is used to take people who are ill or injured to hospital:
the ambulance service
ambulance staff/crew/worker
The ambulance crew removed him from the wreckage.
by ambulance
Mike had to be taken by ambulance to hospital.
Do you think we need to call an ambulance (=phone to ask an ambulance to come)?

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