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Definition of ambulance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

ambulance

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈæmbjələns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbjələns//
 
Hospitals, Types of vehicle
 
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a vehicle with special equipment, used for taking sick or injured people to a hospital the ambulance service ambulance staff Call an ambulance! See related entries: Hospitals, Types of vehicle Word Originearly 19th cent.: French, from hôpital ambulant ‘mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital’, from Latin ambulant- ‘walking’, from ambulare. Wordfinderaccident, ambulance, casualty, first aid, hospital, injure, paramedic, stretcher, victim, witnessExtra examples An ambulance was sent to the scene of the accident. Don’t worry—the ambulance is on its way. He had to be flown by air ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital. He was put into an ambulance and taken away. He went in the ambulance with Lizzy. Her attorney is nothing more than an ambulance chaser. I was put straight into a waiting ambulance and rushed to the hospital. Quick, call an ambulance! She was rushed to hospital by air ambulance. When the ambulance came, I carried her out to it. the region’s three ambulance trusts
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