WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
vol•i•tant  (voli tnt, -tənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. engaged in or having the power of flight.
  2. active;
    moving.
  • Latin volitant- (stem of volitāns), present participle of volitāre to flutter, frequentative of volāre to fly; see -ant
  • 1840–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

volitant /ˈvɒlɪtənt/ adj
  1. flying or moving about rapidly
  2. capable of flying
Etymology: 19th Century: from Latin volitāre to flit, from volāre to fly



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