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volitant

[vol-i-tnt, -tuh nt] /ˈvɒl ɪ tnt, -tənt/
adjective
1.
engaged in or having the power of flight.
2.
active; moving.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin volitant- (stem of volitāns), present participle of volitāre to flutter, frequentative of volāre to fly; see -ant
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volitant

/ˈvɒlɪtənt/
adjective
1.
flying or moving about rapidly
2.
capable of flying
Word Origin
C19: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly
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