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aquatic Syllabification: a·quat·ic
Pronunciation: /əˈkwädik/

Definition of aquatic in English:


1Of or relating to water.
Example sentences
  • 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: the bay could support aquatic life
More example sentences
  • 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.
marine, water, saltwater, freshwater, seawater, sea, oceanic, river
technical pelagic, thalassic
1.2(Of a sport) played in or on water.
Example sentences
  • If you can't leave the kids behind, face-painting, interactive games, beach volleyball, aquatic sports and a wall-climb are happening too.
  • The meet was an unqualified success: a glitzy, two-week, global advertisement for swimming and the other aquatic sports.
  • Unfortunately, a similar statement can be made about politics in the aquatic sports.
1.3(Of a shop or dealer) specializing in products for ponds or aquariums.
Example sentences
  • Staff at a Sheffield poultry firm, a farmer in Jedburgh and employees at an aquatic shop in Newcastle upon Tyne all escaped unscathed.
  • The change takes effect immediately and reflects the organization's continued efforts to create one of the most recognizable and valuable brands in the aquatics industry.
  • Hi, I'm thinking more and more about starting an aquatic shop in my town.


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1An aquatic plant or animal, typically one suitable for a pond or aquarium.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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