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  • noun Naturism. A person who practices nudism.
  • adjective Naturism. Encouraging or enforcing nudity, as opposed to clothing compulsive.

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  • noun a person who practices nudity for reasons of health or religion


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  • A middle-aged man was climbing out of the river onto the bank—bollock-naked and skinny and tanned all over. A nudist? They called themselves naturalists now, didn't they?
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 288.

    May 30, 2016