floatation

noun

floa·​ta·​tion

less common spelling of flotation

1
: the act, process, or state of floating
2
: an act or instance of financing (such as an issue of stock)
3
: 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
4
: 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 The video ends as the ride's water is seemingly drained, with another Six Flags employee arriving with three floatation devices in hand. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 25 June 2024 Maintain lifesaving devices like a hook, pole or floatation device nearby. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 16 June 2024 According to research done by the University of Minnesota, swimmers are likely to survive about 30 to 60 minutes in such chilly waters, while the likely survival time with a floatation device jumps to two to three hours. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 26 Mar. 2024 With the aid of floatation devices, the likely survival time is about two to three hours. Holly Yan, CNN, 26 Mar. 2024 Do not rely on a baby pool float to serve as a personal floatation device. Maya Polton, Parents, 18 Mar. 2024 Petco Cindy, a seven-month-old dog, strutted down the runway in a green and blue floatation vest that goes for $29.99 at Petco. Scott Nover, Quartz, 29 July 2021 The vest offers abundant floatation to give the vest plenty of buoyancy. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 So, grab one of Symone's Diana Ross breasts as a floatation device and hitch a ride on the S.S. Muse, because EW's BINGE podcast is back, back, back again. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 26 Sep. 2023

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“Floatation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floatation. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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