From Late Latin natatorium, noun use of the neuter singular of Latin natatorius ‘natatory, for swimming’.
- (UK) IPA(key): /neɪtəˈtɔːɹɪəm/
- (US) IPA(key): /ne͡ɪtəˈtɔːɹiəm/, /nætə-/, /næɾə-/
natatorium (plural natatoriums or natatoria)
- (US) A swimming pool, especially an indoor one.
- 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. . . .