[ uh-kwat-ik, uh-kwot- ]
/ əˈkwæt ɪk, əˈkwɒt- /
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.
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Origin of aquatic
OTHER WORDS FROM aquatica·quat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·quat·ic, adjectivetrans·a·quat·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for aquatically
It was too much, I fancied, even for the most aquatically inclined duck.Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Mrs. Alexander
British Dictionary definitions for aquatically
/ (əˈkwætɪk, əˈkwɒt-) /
growing, living, or found in water
sport performed in or on water
a marine or freshwater animal or plant
Word Origin for aquatic
C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water
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Scientific definitions for aquatically
[ ə-kwăt′ĭk ]
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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