aquatic /əˈkwatɪk, əˈkwɒtɪk/


I. adjective

1. relating to water.

animals have eyes adapted to the hues of their aquatic home.
those who favour cycling or various aquatic sports.
2. (of a plant or animal) growing or living in or near water.

aquatic plants.
the bay could support aquatic life.
II. noun

1. an aquatic plant or animal, especially one suitable for a pond or aquarium.

water lilies and other deep-water aquatics.
specialist aquatics suppliers.
2. ( aquatics) sports played in or on water.
– origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘watery, rainy’): from Old French aquatique or Latin aquaticus, from aqua ‘water’.

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