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Meaning of aquatic by Wiktionary Dictionary

aquatic


    Alternative forms

    • aquatick ( obsolete )

    Etymology

    From Middle French aquatique ( “living in water” ), from Latin aquaticus ( “relating to water” ), from aqua ( “water” )

    Pronunciation

    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /əˈkʰwɑɾɪk/
    • ( RP ) IPA: /əˈkʰwɑːtɪk/
    • Rhymes: -ɑːtɪk

    Adjective

    aquatic ( comparative more aquatic, superlative most aquatic )

    1. Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water .

    Synonyms



Explanation of aquatic by Wordnet Dictionary

aquatic


    Adjective
    1. operating or living or growing in water

    2. boats are aquatic vehicles
      water lilies are aquatic plants
      fish are aquatic animals
    3. relating to or consisting of or being in water

    4. an aquatic environment
    Noun
    1. a plant that lives in or on water



    Definition of aquatic by GCIDE Dictionary

    aquatic


    1. Aquatic a. [L. aquaticus: cf. F. aquatique. See Aqua.] Pertaining to water; growing in water; living in, swimming in, or frequenting the margins of waters; as, “aquatic plants and fowls”.

    2. Aquatic, n.
      1. An aquatic animal or plant.

      2. pl. Sports or exercises practiced in or on the water.