[suhb-ey-kwee-uh s, -ak-wee-]
- existing or situated under water; underwater.
- occurring or performed under water.
- used under water.
Origin of subaqueous
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Examples from the Web for subaqueous
This appears to be the first experiment in signalling on a subaqueous wire.Heroes of the Telegraph
In his eagerness he had struck a subaqueous pipe of the jet.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
Considering the large area, no subaqueous tunnel had ever been driven with such speed.
This is the “trench” method, a sort of subaqueous equivalent of cut and cover.
There are two important secondary techniques for opening subterranean and subaqueous ways, neither a method truly of tunneling.
- occurring, appearing, formed, or used under water
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Word Origin and History for subaqueous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Found or occurring underwater.
- Formed or adapted for underwater use or operation.
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