meaning of aquatic

aquatic meaning in General Dictionary

An aquatic animal or plant

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  • Pertaining to water growing in water living in cycling in or frequenting the margins of seas as aquatic plants and fowls
  • relating to or consisting of or being in liquid
  • a plant that lives in or on water
  • operating or living or growing in water
  • regarding water; growing in liquid; surviving in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of seas; as, aquatic plants and fowls.
  • An aquatic pet or plant.
  • Sports or workouts practiced in or on the water.

aquatic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., from center French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in liquid; taking rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)


aquatic meaning in Sports Dictionary

The skilled control of breathing as the mind is partially or completely submerged under water. (sport: cycling)


aquatic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) related to liquid; developing in liquid; surviving in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of seas; as, aquatic flowers and fowls.

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  • (letter.) An aquatic pet or plant.
  • (n.) Sports or workouts practiced in or from the water.

Sentence Examples with the word aquatic

The Amphizoidae, for example, a small family of aquatic beetles, are known only from western North America and Eastern Tibet, while an allied family, the Pelobiidae, inhabit the British Isles, the Mediterranean region, Tibet and Australia.

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