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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Definitions for natatorium

  1. a swimming pool, especially one that is indoors.

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Citations for natatorium
"I wondered which you'd rather see first," explained his escort; "the art gallery or the natatorium. I'm afraid you'll get tired before you've seen everything." "Suppose we begin with the art gallery," said he. "There's not much to see in a swimming pool." Upton Sinclair, The Metropolis, 1908
He followed her gaze around the parlor of the Broadwater Hotel, Helena's finest, complete with posh grounds and natatorium. Ivan Doig, Prairie Nocturne, 2003
Origin of natatorium
Natatorium stems from the Late Latin natātōrium meaning "swimming place," formed on the basis of the Latin verb natāre meaning "to swim." It entered English in the late 1800s.