See also: aquàtic

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Borrowed from Middle French aquatique (living in water), from Latin aquaticus (relating to water), from aqua (water).

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The pronunciations with a back vowel are more recent and reflect a long-established tendency to round a historic short-a after IPA(key): /w/.[1]

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aquatic (comparative more aquatic, superlative most aquatic)

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

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aquatic (plural aquatics)

  1. Any aquatic plant.
    • 1835, Benjamin Maund, The Botanic Garden:
      In such a cistern the present and other hardy aquatics may be grown with success.

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