Volutation Vol`u*ta"tion, n. [L. volutatio, from volutare to roll, wallow, verb freq. volvere, volutum, to roll.] A rolling of a body; a wallowing. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • volutation — ˌvälyəˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin volutation , volutatio, from volutatus (past participle of volutare to roll about, wallow, freq. of volvere to roll) + ion , io ion : the action of rolling or wallowing …   Useful english dictionary

  • volutation — vol·u·ta·tion …   English syllables

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