nudism

nudism

[noo-diz-uhm, nyoo-]
noun
the practice of going nude, especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.

Origin:
1925–30; nude + -ism

nudist, noun, adjective

naturalist, naturist, nudist.
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nudism (ˈnjuːdɪzəm)
 
n
the practice of nudity, esp for reasons of health, religion, etc
 
'nudist
 
n, —adj

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nudism

the practice of going without clothes, generally for reasons of health or comfort. Nudism is a social practice in which the sexes interact freely but commonly without engaging in sexual activities

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