aqueous

adjective

aque·​ous ˈā-kwē-əs How to pronounce aqueous (audio) ˈa- How to pronounce aqueous (audio)
1
a
: 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 As recently as last year, the Pentagon defended PFAS-laden firefighting foam -- known as aqueous film forming foam -- as critical to the nation's defenses. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 2 May 2024 This system can move aqueous solutions along microchannels, even against gravity. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Apr. 2024 In a paper published in February in the journal Small, authors Zhao Wang and Jian Zhu say the key to such batteries is a stretchable zinc-ion chemistry that uses an aqueous electrolyte. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Apr. 2024 But the closest city in the entire world to that aqueous landmark is Tema, Ghana — where my mother grew up. Emefa Addo Agawu, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2024 The process involves first dissolving iron oxide ore in an aqueous acid solution to precipitate out metals. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Dec. 2022 As for the actual royals, Beatrice and Eugenie attended Vogue World: London in bespoke Richard Quinn and aqueous Fendi gowns, respectively, both having been styled by Harry Lambert. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 14 Sep. 2023 The type of firefighting foam that has been used at airports for decades, called aqueous film-forming foam, was developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1960s for handling jet fuel fires. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2023 Water vapor actually had the opposite effect, causing the air in the glass tube to warm quicker as aqueous vapor was added to the mix. David Bressan, Forbes, 17 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of aqueous was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Aqueous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aqueous. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

aqueous

adjective
1
a
: of, relating to, or resembling water
b
: made from, by, or with water
an aqueous solution
2
: of or relating to the aqueous humor

Medical Definition

aqueous

1 of 2 adjective
1
a
: 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

2 of 2 noun
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