aquatic

[uh-kwat-ik, uh-kwot-] /əˈkwæt ɪk, əˈkwɒt-/
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
Related forms
aquatically, adverb
nonaquatic, adjective
transaquatic, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for aquatics
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]

aquatics (əˈkwætɪks, əˈkwɒt-)
 
pl n
sports or pastimes performed in or on the water

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Word Origin and History for aquatics
aquatic
late 15c., from M.Fr., from O.Fr. aquatique (13c.), from L. aquaticus "watery," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)
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aquatics in Science
aquatic
  (ə-kwāt'ĭk)   
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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