hy·​dro·​ki·​net·​ic ˌhī-drō-kə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce hydrokinetic (audio)
: of or relating to the motions of fluids or the forces which produce or affect such motions compare hydrostatic

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One concept, a form of hydrokinetic power, looks to the tremendous strength of ocean swell, deploying technology at the surface of actual waves. Jennifer Ball, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022 Another type of hydrokinetic energy uses the movement of ocean currents to generate power. Jennifer Ball, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022 Both will return alongside Heard's hydrokinetic Mera in Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, which is currently in production. Nick Romano, EW.com, 30 July 2021 Her version of paradise could be enhanced if the hydrokinetic generator cuts the community‘s diesel bill — $145,000 last year — in half as advertised. Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2019 From wind turbine efficiencies to biofuels and even marine and hydrokinetic research, NREL has been on the cutting edge, helping private industry break new ground. The Denver Post Editorial Board, The Denver Post, 6 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydrokinetic was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Hydrokinetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrokinetic. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ˌhī-drō-kə-ˈnet-ik, British also -(ˌ)kī-
: of or relating to the motions of fluids or the forces which produce or affect such motions compare hydrostatic
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