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floating

adjective

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riding upon the surface of a body of liquid
  • the wreckage remained floating for hours

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floating

verb
present participle of float

Synonyms & Antonyms of floating (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a canoe floating down the river
  • particles of dust floating in the air

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2 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place

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The first known use of floating was in 1600

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“Floating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/floating. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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