hy·​dro·​stat·​ic | \ˌhī-drə-ˈsta-tik \

Definition of hydrostatic 

: of or relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit — compare hydrokinetic

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Other Words from hydrostatic

hydrostatically \ˌhī-​drə-​ˈsta-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Newer models use hydrostatic steering, in which each side's track runs independently. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018 Trees gradually lost hydrostatic pressure during the drought, then didn’t have time to recover enough before this fire season. Maureen Gilmer, idahostatesman, "Western wildfires: It’s all about the fuel | Idaho Statesman," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of hydrostatic

1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrostatic

probably from New Latin hydrostaticus, from hydr- + staticus static

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hy·​dro·​stat·​ic | \-ˈstat-ik \

Medical Definition of hydrostatic 

: of or relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit — compare hydrokinetic

Other Words from hydrostatic

hydrostatically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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