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natatorium Line breaks: na¦ta|tor¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm/

Definition of natatorium in English:


North American
A swimming pool, especially one that is indoors.
Example sentences
  • The air temperature inside the largest natatorium ever built for swimming is a constant 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It is the Olympic finals and the natatorium has fallen silent as everyone leans forward in hushed anticipation.
  • If energy were a paint, the walls of the natatoriums where she swims would be splattered.


Late 19th century: from late Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of natatorius 'relating to a swimmer', from natare 'to swim'.

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