naturism

noun
na·​tur·​ism | \ˈnā-chə-ˌri-zəm \

Definition of naturism 

2 : the worship of the forces of nature

3 : nudism

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naturist \ˈnā-​chə-​rist \ noun

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That might seem like a steep estimate, but naturism does seem to be gaining steam in France. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Parisian Nudists Get Designated Area to Frolic “au Naturel”," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of naturism

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of naturism was in 1847

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