- of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.
- (of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.
Origin of aqueous
Examples from the Web for aqueous
Variations in the volume of a gas due to the pressure of aqueous vapor.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
The aqueous humour should not escape till the section is completed.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
The aqueous solution so obtained is then fermented to alcohol.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
An aqueous extract of the mass may be used for a similar purpose.
This aqueous vapor is invisible when perfectly in union with the air.
- of, like, or containing water
- dissolved in wateraqueous ammonia
- (of rocks, deposits, etc) formed from material laid down in water
Word Origin and History for aqueous
1640s, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-) on analogy of French aqueux "watery" (16c., which, however, is from Late Latin aquosus "abounding in water"). Or by analogy of Latin terreus "earthy," from terra "earth." Aqueous humor is the original use in English.
- Relating to, similar to, containing, or dissolved in water; watery.
- Chemistry Relating to or dissolved in water.
- Geology Formed from matter deposited by water. Certain sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, are aqueous.