What does aqueous mean?

aqueous meaning in General Dictionary

Partaking associated with the nature of water or abounding with-it watery

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  • like or containing or mixed in water
  • from the action of liquid
  • Partaking regarding the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.
  • created from, or through, liquid.

aqueous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-) on analogy of French aqueux "watery" (16c., which, but is from Late Latin aquosus "abounding in liquid"). Or by analogy of Latin terreus "earthy," from terra "earth." Aqueous laughter could be the original used in English.


aqueous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Partaking of this nature of water, or abounding with-it; watery.

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  • (a.) Made from, or in the shape of, liquid.

Sentence Examples with the word aqueous

The fat is then drawn off the aqueous (gluey) layer, and strained through sieves or filters.

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