Dictionary

hydroponics

noun plural but singular in construction hy·dro·pon·ics \ˌhī-drə-ˈpä-niks\

: a method of growing plants in water rather than in soil

Full Definition of HYDROPONICS

:  the growing of plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support
hy·dro·pon·ic \-nik\ adjective
hy·dro·pon·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of HYDROPONICS

hydr- + -ponics (as in geoponics agriculture)
First Known Use: 1937

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hydropositivePrevious Word in the Dictionary: hydroponicistAll Words Near: hydroponics
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears