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natatorial

[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming:
natatorial birds.
Also, natatory.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; natat(ion) + -orial
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British Dictionary definitions for natatorial

natatory

/nəˈteɪtərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to swimming
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin natātōrius, from natāre to swim
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Word Origin and History for natatorial
adj.

1816, from natatory (adj.), from Latin natatorius, from natator "swimmer" (see natatorium) + -al.

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