See also: aquàtic
- aquatick (obsolete)
Borrowed from Middle French aquatique (“living in water”), from Latin aquaticus (“relating to water”), from aqua (“water”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkwɑ.tɪk/, /ə.ˈkwæ.tɪk/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkwæ.tɪk/, /ə.ˈkwɒ.tɪk/
- (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ɘ.ˈkwɔ.tɘk/
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- Rhymes: -ɒtɪk
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/.
aquatic (comparative more aquatic, superlative most aquatic)
- Relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water.
- aquativeness (obscure, obsolete)
relating to water; living in or near water, taking place in water
aquatic (plural aquatics)
- Any aquatic plant.
- 1835, Benjamin Maund, The Botanic Garden:
- In such a cistern the present and other hardy aquatics may be grown with success.