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Daemon
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natation

(noun) The act or art of swimming or floating on water.

Synonyms: floating

Usage: Prolonged natation will cause the skin on your hands and feet to swell and wrinkle.
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natation (n.)

1650s, from Latin natationem (nominative natatio), noun of action from past participle stem of natare "to swim" (from PIE root *sna- "to swim").
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" It forms all or part of: naiad; natant; natation …
Mehrdad77
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Is your favorite activity at summer camp archery, arts and crafts, or natation? Natation simply means "the act of swimming.
Mehrdad77
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If you want to get really fancy, use this word in its two adjective forms: invite friends to swim in your pool by suggesting a "natatorial adventure"? Or refer to your bathing suit as "natatory attire." Although it sounds academic, natation is the simple act of swimming or floating.
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natation
Definition: (noun) The act or art of swimming or floating on water.
Synonyms: floating
Usage: Prolonged natation will cause the skin on your hands and feet to swell and wrinkle.
Mehrdad77
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This animal is rendered more terrific from the velocity of his powers of natation, thus being able to discharge its thunder far and near.
Millingen, J. G. (John Gideon)
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
natation

(noun) The act or art of swimming or floating on water.

Synonyms: floating

Usage: Prolonged natation will cause the skin on your hands and feet to swell and wrinkle.




Of all the water creatures, the enjoyable Otters have
truly taken natation and agility to a fine art,
even from a young age, when they swim or float to eat and
play, and then sleep atop of the water.
ciqov
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That word has added a new word in my mental dictionary and this will help me a lot
thar
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Just be aware that if you use it in normal conversation people will ask you what you mean.

There is a perfectly good Anglo-Saxon word - swimming. There is really no need to use the alternative, from French or Latin, unless you are trying to sound important, or being technical (and including both swimming and flotation) Whistle


I am not saying you shouldn't use the word - vocabulary is always good to know. Just realise it is not common, and people may be confused if you say it.
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