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[mass noun] Swimming.
- ‘And natation, swimming, comes from natare… natatum; ‘nation’ as an alternative, along the lines of ‘dilation,’ would obviously be wrong.’
- ‘From 4.27 to 6.47 pm various occupations (fencing, reflection, immobility, visits, contemplation, dexterity, natation, etc.)…’
Mid 16th century: from Latin natatio(n-), from natare to swim.
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