nonaquatic

adjective

non·​aquat·​ic ˌnän-ə-ˈkwä-tik How to pronounce nonaquatic (audio)
-ˈkwa-
: not aquatic : not restricted to living in water or at the waterside
nonaquatic plants/birds

Examples of nonaquatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Higher water within the bottomland has reduced the environment for nonaquatic wildlife. Bob Robinson, Arkansas Online, 19 June 2023 Thousands of fish are believed to have died from chemicals spilled due to the train derailment, but officials have yet to find evidence that nonaquatic wildlife was harmed. Chris Mueller, The Enquirer, 18 Feb. 2023 Of the group’s nonaquatic members, the wolverine has the heaviest skull, thickest jaws, biggest teeth, largest body, and largest feet. National Geographic, 11 July 2019

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'nonaquatic.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonaquatic was in 1853

Dictionary Entries Near nonaquatic

Cite this Entry

“Nonaquatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonaquatic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!