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am·bu·lance

ambulance

 
pronunciation:
aem by lns
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part of speech: noun
definition: a vehicle used to carry ill or injured people to a hospital.
When he fell off the roof, she called an ambulance.
 
Word History
The English word ambulance was formed from hopital ambulant, French words that mean "walking hospital." It was first used in the 1800s as a name for the carts that carried soldiers injured in the Crimean War. In the Crimean War, France and England were allies and fought against Russia.
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