- 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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Examples from the Web for aquatics
River "aquatics" have not always been free from recrimination.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874
Charles L. Graves
In the following decade there seem to have been plenty of aquatics current.Boating
W. B. Woodgate
My attached friends had started for town with post-horses, leaving me no less cured of love than aquatics.The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
For many years Putney has been a centre of London aquatics, which have set their mark on the riverside.
Plants, for example, unless they are aquatics, need to use large quantities of water to carry on the vital functions.
- sports or pastimes performed in or on the water
- 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 aquatics
late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in water; bringing rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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