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per·i·pa·tet·ic

(per'i-pă-tet'ik),
1. Walking around; formerly used to describe a patient with "walking" (i.e., mild) typhoid fever.
2. Relating to a disease imported to a nonendemic area by a host clinically unaffected during the transport phase.
[G. peripatēsis, a walking about]

peripatetic

[-pətet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, peripatein, to walk about
pertaining to an ambulatory typhoid patient.

peripatetic

As used in UK healthcare groups, a term referring to resources or services which are flexible and can be deployed where and when needed, rather than from one fixed place.

per·i·pa·tet·ic

(per'i-pă-tet'ik)
1. Walking around.
2. Relating to a disease imported to a nonendemic area by a host clinically unaffected during the transport phase.
[G. peripatēsis, a walking about]
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One gets the sense that this couple peripatetically wanders the countryside, endlessly fighting and kissing.
He was living peripatetically, drinking heavily and unable to earn enough to feed his young family.
Your decision to make Bill Clinton a roving special ambassador for public diplomacy almost requires that you have this capability worldwide because he will certainly travel peripatetically and you will certainly want to make sure that he is carrying your distinct message.