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aquatic

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

Definition of aquatic

1 :growing or living in or frequenting water
  • aquatic mosquito larvae
2 :taking place in or on water
  • aquatic sports

aquatically

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Examples of aquatic in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of aquatic

see aqua

aquatic Synonyms


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aquatic

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Definition of aquatic

1 :an aquatic animal or plant
2 aquatics plural in form but singular or plural in construction :water sports

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Origin and Etymology of aquatic

see aqua


AQUATIC Defined for English Language Learners

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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

: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

:growing or living in or frequenting water
  • aquatic mosquito larvae


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