Definition of aquatic in English:

aquatic

Line breaks: aquat¦ic
Pronunciation: /əˈkwatɪk
 
, -ˈkwɒt-/

adjective

  • 1Relating to water: animals have eyes adapted to the hues of their aquatic home those who favour cycling or various aquatic sports
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    • The second phase includes an aquatic center with water slides, and a third phase includes an auditorium that can be converted into an indoor soccer facility.
    • They rise out of the water like aquatic chook pens.
    • The second part of the plan is meant to set up standards to ensure that enough water always remains in rivers to support the aquatic environment.
  • 1.1(Of a plant or animal) growing or living in or near water: aquatic plants the bay could support aquatic life
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    • In summer, aquatic insects, other aquatic invertebrates, and some plant material are eaten.
    • They also forage in shallow water for aquatic invertebrates and catch insects on foliage or near the surface of water.
    • In place of managed turf to the water's edge, plant aquatic vegetation along out-of-play shorelines.
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  • 1An aquatic plant or animal, especially one suitable for a pond or aquarium: water lilies and other deep-water aquatics specialist aquatics suppliers
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    • Most aquatics grow best when planted in wide, shallow containers that you submerge in the pond.
    • Pot up aquatics the way you would any plant, adding about a teaspoon of 5-10-5 granular fertilizer to the soil in each pot before planting.
    • Or use the cauldron as a water garden and grow horsetail, a water lily or other aquatics.
  • 2 (aquatics) Sports played in or on water.
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    • Among the sports the athletes will play are athletics, aquatics, tennis, five-a-side football, volleyball and bocce.
    • They would also appreciate assistance from anyone with a knowledge of the following sports - aquatics, athletics, cycling, table tennis, basketball, football, unified football and judo.
    • Twenty-two major sports, including aquatics, cycling, figure skating, golf, martial arts, soccer, track and field, and wrestling will be included.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'watery, rainy'): from Old French aquatique or Latin aquaticus, from aqua 'water'.

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