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  1. Jacques Yves [zhahk eev] /ʒɑk iv/, 1910–97, French naval officer, author, and underseas explorer: developed the Aqua-Lung.
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  1. Jacques Yves (ʒɑk iv). 1910–97, French underwater explorer
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  1. French underwater explorer who helped develop the Aqua-Lung (an underwater breathing apparatus) and designed the bathyscaphe and a small, deep-sea submarine known as a diving saucer. Cousteau also devised an underwater television system and produced several films that widely popularized marine biology.
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