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wandering

 [wahn´der-ing]
a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as meandering, aimless, or repetitive locomotion that exposes the individual to harm; it is frequently incongruent with boundaries, limits, or obstacles.

wan·der·ing

(wahn'dĕr-ing),
Moving about; not fixed; abnormally motile.
[A.S. wandrian, to wander]

wan·der·ing

(wahn'dĕr-ing)
Moving about; not fixed; abnormally motile.
[A.S. wandrian, to wander]
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