of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.
(of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.
- a·que·ous·ly, adverb
- a·que·ous·ness, noun
- non·a·que·ous, adjective
- su·per·a·que·ous, adjective
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How to use aqueous in a sentence
The rich blues and aqueous textures of the many watery scenes suggest an islander’s seaward outlook, while the fiery, liquid reds in other pictures evoke volcanoes.In the galleries: Images focus on the future of the planet | Mark Jenkins | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Most of the smaller pictures are punctuated with metallic-gold blots, which effectively contrast the aqueous pigment.In the galleries: Building on an artwork expressed via different media | Mark Jenkins | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Experiments have shown that schreibersite can dissolve in water, creating aqueous phosphorus which can react and form a variety of organic molecules important for life.Origin of Life: Lightning Strikes May Have Provided Missing Ingredient for Earth’s First Organisms | Benjamin Hess | March 17, 2021 | Singularity Hub
At once cover the mouth of the tube with a filter-paper cap moistened with saturated aqueous solution of silver nitrate (1:1).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The molecular weight of alcohol in dilute aqueous solution is the same as in vapor form.
All solutions, including aqueous solutions, are thus brought into one general relation.
It is very likely that in aqueous acids, a large proportion, at least, of the hydrogen-ion is similarly combined with water.
The dose of704 each is similar to that of the aqueous extract.
British Dictionary definitions for aqueous
of, like, or containing water
dissolved in water: aqueous ammonia
(of rocks, deposits, etc) formed from material laid down in water
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Scientific definitions for aqueous
Chemistry Relating to or dissolved in water.
Geology Formed from matter deposited by water. Certain sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, are aqueous.
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