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natatorium

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Etymology

From Late Latin natatorium, noun use of the neuter singular of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] natatorius ‘natatory, for swimming’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /neɪtəˈtɔːɹɪəm/

Noun

Singular
natatorium

Plural
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  1. (US) A swimming pool, especially indoors.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 226:
      A sunken chamber almost like a natatorium at some hot-springs resort, so cool and dim that you forgot after a while about the desert waiting out there to resume for you as soon as you stepped back into it. . . .

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