volutation

noun

vol·​u·​ta·​tion
ˌvälyəˈtāshən
plural -s
: the action of rolling or wallowing

Word History

Etymology

Latin volutation-, volutatio, from volutatus (past participle of volutare to roll about, wallow, frequentative of volvere to roll) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Volutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volutation. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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