aquatic

[uh-kwat-ik, uh-kwot-]
adjective
1.
of, in, or pertaining to water.
2.
living or growing in water: aquatic plant life.
3.
taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports.
noun
4.
an aquatic plant or animal.
5.
aquatics, sports practiced on or in water.

Origin:
1480–90; < Latin aquāticus, equivalent to aqu(a) water + -āticus (see -ate1, -ic); replacing late Middle English aquatyque < Middle French < Latin, as above

aquatically, adverb
nonaquatic, adjective
transaquatic, adjective
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aquatic (əˈkwætɪk, əˈkwɒt-)
 
adj
1.  growing, living, or found in water
2.  sport performed in or on water
 
n
3.  a marine or freshwater animal or plant
 
[C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water]

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aquatic
late 15c., from M.Fr., from O.Fr. aquatique (13c.), from L. aquaticus "watery," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)
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aquatic   (ə-kwāt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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Example sentences
State health officials said the incident posed no threat to drinking water or
  aquatic life.
Trouble is, these ballast water pools typically harbor lots of aquatic species.
Walking on water may seem miraculous, but for tiny aquatic snails, it's an
  everyday activity.
Three levels of shelves hold aquatic plants such as water irises and lilies.
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