nudism

[ noo-diz-uhm, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu dɪz əm, ˈnyu- /

noun

the practice of going nude, especially in places that allow sexually mixed groups, in the belief that such practice benefits health.

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Origin of nudism

First recorded in 1925–30; nude + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM nudism

nudist, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH nudism

naturalist, naturist, nudist .
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British Dictionary definitions for nudism

nudism
/ (ˈnjuːdɪzəm) /

noun

the practice of nudity, esp for reasons of health, religion, etc

Derived forms of nudism

nudist, noun, adjective
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