natatorial

[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, nat-uh-]
adjective
pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds.
Also, natatory.


Origin:
1810–20; natat(ion) + -orial

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natatory or natatorial (nəˈteɪtərɪ, ˌnætəˈtɔːrɪəl, ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
of or relating to swimming
 
[C18: from Late Latin natātōrius, from natāre to swim]
 
natatorial or natatorial
 
adj
 
[C18: from Late Latin natātōrius, from natāre to swim]

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Basketball in the water is the latest innovation in the field of indoor sports and furnishes genuine natatorial excitement.
The members who indulge in natatorial sport will doubt less appreciate the ex-president's kindness in this particular.
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