aqueous

[ ey-kwee-uh s, ak-wee- ]
/ ˈeɪ kwi əs, ˈæk wi- /

adjective

of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.
(of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.

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Origin of aqueous

First recorded in 1635–45; aqu(a) + -eous

OTHER WORDS FROM aqueous

a·que·ous·ly, adverba·que·ous·ness, nounnon·a·que·ous, adjectivesu·per·a·que·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aqueously

aqueous
/ (ˈeɪkwɪəs, ˈækwɪ-) /

adjective

of, like, or containing water
dissolved in wateraqueous ammonia
(of rocks, deposits, etc) formed from material laid down in water

Word Origin for aqueous

C17: from Medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua water
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Medical definitions for aqueously

aqueous
[ ākwē-əs, ăkwē- ]

adj.

Relating to, similar to, containing, or dissolved in water; watery.
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Scientific definitions for aqueously

aqueous
[ ākwē-əs ]

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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