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swimming

[swim-ing] /ˈswɪm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that swims.
2.
the skill or technique of a person who swims.
3.
the sport of swimming.
adjective
4.
pertaining to, characterized by, or capable of swimming.
5.
used in or for swimming:
swimming trunks.
6.
immersed in or overflowing with water or some other liquid.
7.
dizzy or giddy:
a swimming head.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English swimmende (adj.). See swim, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
swimmingness, noun
nonswimming, adjective
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Word Origin and History for nonswimming

swimming

n.

verbal noun from swim (v.). Swimming hole is from 1867; swimming pool is from 1881.

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