natant
[ neyt-nt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
mid 18th century; Latin "swimming, floating," 1707, from Latin natantem, present participle of nature "to swim"
Synonyms
  • floating
  • afloat
  • natatory
Antonyms
  • heavy
  • weighted
  • sinking
  • dive
Definition
swimming; floating
Example
A) The scientist observed the natant microorganisms intently under the microscope. B) They were amazed by the sheer amount of natant crustaceans swimming in the tidepools at the beach.
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