- of, in, or pertaining to water.
- living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
- taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.
- an aquatic plant or animal.
- aquatics, sports practiced on or in water.
Origin of aquatic
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The three first are aquatic, the five latter upland varieties.
It is not an aquatic reptile, its food consisting principally of vegetation.
They are aquatic and are much like the snapping turtles in habit.
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The water-beetles and other aquatic insects will also come in for a share of attention.
- growing, living, or found in water
- sport performed in or on water
- a marine or freshwater animal or plant
C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water
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Word Origin and History for aquatic
late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in water; bringing rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)
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- Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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