perambulate[pər am′byo̵̅o̅ lāt′, -byə-]
- to walk through, over, around, etc., esp. in examining or inspecting
- to walk around so as to officially inspect and maintain the boundary of (a forest, estate, etc.)
Origin: from Classical Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare from per, through (see per) plush ambulare, to walk
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verb per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates verb, transitive
- To walk through.
- To inspect (an area) on foot.
Origin: Latin perambulāre, perambulāt- : per-, per- + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.
- per·amˌbu·laˈtion noun
- per·amˈbu·la·toˌry adjective