[ neyt-nt ]
/ ˈneɪt nt /
Botany. floating on water, as the leaf of an aquatic plant.
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Origin of natant
1700–10; <Latin natant- (stem of natāns), present participle of natāre to swim; see -ant
OTHER WORDS FROM natantna·tant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for natant
/ (ˈneɪtənt) /
(of aquatic plants) floating on the water
rare floating or swimming
Word Origin for natant
C18: from Latin natāns, present participle of natāre to swim
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