One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of floating on the surface of water or other liquid.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hall (1574–1656), bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist. From post-classical Latin supernatation-, supernatatio from classical Latin supernatāt-, past participial stem of supernatāre + -iō.
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