adjective \ˈnā-tənt\

Definition of NATANT

:  swimming or floating in water <natant decapods>

Origin of NATANT

Middle English natand, from Latin natant-, natans, present participle of natare to swim; akin to Latin nare to swim; akin to Greek nein, nēchein to swim, Sanskrit snāti he bathes
First Known Use: 15th century

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