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aquatic

[uh-kwat-ik, uh-kwot-]
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adjective
  1. of, in, or pertaining to water.
  2. living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
  3. taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.
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noun
  1. an aquatic plant or animal.
  2. aquatics, sports practiced on or in water.
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Origin of aquatic

1480–90; < Latin aquāticus, equivalent to aqu(a) water + -āticus (see -ate1, -ic); replacing late Middle English aquatyque < Middle French < Latin, as above
Related formsa·quat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·quat·ic, adjectivetrans·a·quat·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • In non-aquatic life such an unprotected organ cannot subserve respiration.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for non-aquatic

aquatic

adjective
  1. growing, living, or found in water
  2. sport performed in or on water
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noun
  1. a marine or freshwater animal or plant
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water
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Word Origin and History for non-aquatic

aquatic

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in water; bringing rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)

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non-aquatic in Science

aquatic

[ə-kwătĭk]
  1. Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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