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subaquatic

[suhb-uh-kwat-ik, -uh-kwot-]
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adjective
  1. living or growing partly on land, partly in water.
  2. under water.

Origin of subaquatic

First recorded in 1780–90; sub- + aquatic
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Examples from the Web for subaquatic

Historical Examples

  • I became absorbed in a sort of subaquatic mirage, in which I seemed to distinguish reflections beneath the surface.

    Edge of the Jungle

    William Beebe

  • These soon come in contact with some subaquatic object and adhere to it.


British Dictionary definitions for subaquatic

subaquatic

adjective
  1. living or growing partly in water and partly on land
  2. of or relating to conditions, existence, or activities under water
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