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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for non-aquatic
Historical Examples of non-aquatic
In non-aquatic life such an unprotected organ cannot subserve respiration.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.