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aquatic

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adjective aquat·ic \ə-ˈkwä-tik, -ˈkwa-\

Definition of aquatic

  1. 1 :  growing or living in or frequenting water <aquatic mosquito larvae>

  2. 2 :  taking place in or on water <aquatic sports>

aquatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of aquatic in a sentence

  1. <a lifelong fascination with sharks and other fearsome aquatic creatures>

Origin and Etymology of aquatic

see aqua


First Known Use: 1610


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aquatic

noun aquat·ic

Definition of aquatic

  1. 1 :  an aquatic animal or plant

  2. 2 aquatics plural in form but singular or plural in construction :  water sports

Origin and Etymology of aquatic

see aqua


First Known Use: circa 1600


AQUATIC Defined for English Language Learners

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aquatic

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adjective aquat·ic \ə-ˈkwä-tik, -ˈkwa-\

Definition of aquatic for English Language Learners

  • : living or found in or near water

  • : of or relating to the animals and plants that live in or near water

  • : done in or on water


AQUATIC Defined for Kids

aquatic

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adjective aquat·ic \ə-ˈkwä-tik, -ˈkwa-\

Definition of aquatic for Students

  1. :  growing, living, or done in water <aquatic animals>


Medical Dictionary

aquatic

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adjective aquat·ic \ə-ˈkwät-ik, -ˈkwat-\

Medical Definition of aquatic

  1. :  growing or living in or frequenting water <aquatic mosquito larvae>



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