natatorium

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin natatorium, noun use of the neuter singular of Latin natatorius ‘natatory, for swimming’.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /neɪtəˈtɔːɹɪəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ne͡ɪtəˈtɔːɹiəm/, /nætə-/, /næɾə-/

NounEdit

natatorium ‎(plural natatoriums or natatoria)

  1. (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. . . .

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