aqueous

adjective
aque·ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs , ˈa- \

Definition of aqueous 

1a : of, relating to, or resembling water

b : made from, with, or by water an aqueous solution

2 medical : of or relating to the aqueous humor

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First, air is channelled by fans onto a honeycombed plastic slab called a contactor, where CO2, which is acidic, reacts with aqueous potassium hydroxide, which is alkaline. The Economist, "Extracting carbon dioxide from the air is possible. But at what cost?," 7 June 2018 The habitable remainder contains neighborhoods with different aqueous bodies and wealth indexes. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Shelter Island, N.Y.: A Paradise That Has Its Challenges," 16 May 2018 The sense of pictorial space is at once deep, aqueous and nonliteral. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Markus Amm's luminous paintings, like portals into liquid worlds of color," 13 Mar. 2018 Barring aqueous contamination, there will be plenty of wildlife along the river, so Bailey will bring a fishing rod and animal traps. Cam Wolf, GQ, "The Apocalypse Preppers Who Think Coffee Will Save Them," 18 Dec. 2017 Today her songbook encompasses Chilean folk, aqueous original compositions, Afro-Cuban classics and modern jazz tunes by her contemporaries. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 31 Aug. 2017 Anyone who wants to use cinnamon to lower cholesterol or blood sugar would be well advised to stick with an aqueous extract, because coumarin is not water-soluble. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, "Statins causing muscle aches? Spice to the rescue," 30 July 2017 The show culminates in two floors of aqueous, immersive environments, radiant with color, one completed this year. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "‘Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest’," 27 Oct. 2016 That base is strongly suspected as a source of PFCs, a family of chemicals found in aqueous film-forming foams that firefighters use to douse fuel fires. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Colorado stopped testing groundwater contaminated by firefighting chemicals, blaming end of EPA funding," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of aqueous

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for aqueous

Medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua

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The first known use of aqueous was in 1646

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aqueous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of aqueous

: containing water or similar to water

aqueous

adjective
aque·ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs , ˈa- \

Kids Definition of aqueous

: made of, by, or with water an aqueous solution

aqueous

adjective
aque·ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs , ˈak-wē- \

Medical Definition of aqueous 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of, relating to, or resembling water an aqueous vapor

b : made from, with, or by water an aqueous solution

2 : of or relating to the aqueous humor

aqueous

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Medical Definition of aqueous (Entry 2 of 2)

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