aqueous

adjective
aque·​ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce aqueous (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce aqueous (audio) \

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

Examples of aqueous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, aqueous lithium ion batteries use water as an electrolyte. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Is the World Ready for the EV Battery Boom?," 3 Aug. 2020 Combining the new electrolyte and anode material yields a battery that outperforms any previous aqueous battery in terms of power and fast charging capability. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Is the World Ready for the EV Battery Boom?," 3 Aug. 2020 The material burned at the Norlite incinerator in Cohoes, N.Y., came from 25 states, including dozens of military sites that have used aqueous film-forming foam, known as AFFF, a Wall Street Journal analysis found. ... Kris Maher, WSJ, "Company Linked to Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Loses Defense Contract," 18 June 2020 The compound was used in aqueous firefighting foam on the base for decades, until it was closed in 1993. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base after PFAS found in most wildlife," 28 May 2020 The Husqvarna Viking 21a is a sleek, tubular machine the color of the 1950s—a pale, aqueous turquoise. Arthur Longworth, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, April 6–12," 12 Apr. 2020 The two main components of this body fluid are water and urea, a molecule that allows the hydrogen bonds to be broken and therefore reduces the viscosities of many aqueous mixtures. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study: Future astronauts could use their own urine to help build moon bases," 31 Mar. 2020 For example, the FDA requires that producers use pharmaceutical-grade ingredients (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol in an aqueous solution, glycerol, hydrogen peroxide, and distilled water) and follow an exact recipe, called a monograph. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Jewelry. Candles. Hand Sanitizer. Welcome to Coronavirus Etsy," 24 Mar. 2020 The aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, contains hard-to-destroy chemicals once used in Teflon cookware and other products. Kris Maher, WSJ, "Air Contamination From ‘Forever’ Chemicals Sparks Concern," 21 Mar. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aqueous. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for aqueous

aqueous

adjective
How to pronounce aqueous (audio) How to pronounce aqueous (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of aqueous

technical : containing water or similar to water

aqueous

adjective
aque·​ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce aqueous (audio) , ˈa- \

Kids Definition of aqueous

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

aqueous

adjective
aque·​ous | \ ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce aqueous (audio) , ˈak-wē- How to pronounce aqueous (audio) \

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

noun

Medical Definition of aqueous (Entry 2 of 2)

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