less common spelling of flotation

: the act, process, or state of floating
: an act or instance of financing (such as an issue of stock)
: the separation of the particles of a mass of pulverized ore according to their relative capacity for floating on a given liquid
also : any of various similar processes involving the relative capacity of materials for floating
: the ability (as of a tire or snowshoes) to stay on the surface of soft ground or snow

Examples of floatation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swimmers should have a floatation device, like a bodyboard or surfboard, with them at all times, and a friend or family member on the beach to watch them, Hallac said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2023 Pay close attention to personal floatation devices (PFD), as their bulkier construction is more apt to impacting the range of motion in the shoulders. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 If possible, throw them some type of floatation device. Talia Lissauer, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 Another perk of staying here is the year-round wellness center with yoga, an infrared sauna, massage therapy, and a floatation room. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 8 Apr. 2023 Invest in life jackets for the family — If the worst happens and you're swept away by floodwater, having on a personal floatation device could be the difference between life and death. Angela Fritz, CNN, 29 July 2022 For safety reasons, only pool noodles and U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed in the pool. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2022 Researchers have found that floatation therapy can be used to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, sleep quality and injuries. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 They were inspired by zero gravity floatation chambers and make wonderful gifts for remote workers. Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 3 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Floatation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floatation. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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