aqueous

[ey-kwee-uhs, ak-wee-]
adjective
1.
of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.
2.
(of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.

Origin:
1635–45; aqu(a) + -eous

aqueously, adverb
aqueousness, noun
nonaqueous, adjective
superaqueous, adjective
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aqueous (ˈeɪkwɪəs, ˈækwɪ-)
 
adj
1.  of, like, or containing water
2.  dissolved in water: aqueous ammonia
3.  (of rocks, deposits, etc) formed from material laid down in water
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua water]

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aqueous
1640s, from L. aqua "water," on analogy of Fr. aqueux "watery" (which, however, is from L.L. aquosus "abounding in water"). Aqueous humor attested from 1640s.
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aqueous a·que·ous (ā'kwē-əs, āk'wē-)
adj.
Relating to, similar to, containing, or dissolved in water; watery.

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aqueous   (ā'kwē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Chemistry Relating to or dissolved in water.

  2. Geology Formed from matter deposited by water. Certain sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, are aqueous.


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Example sentences
Indeed, it is able to displace water and thus adhere to surfaces in aqueous
  solutions.
It seemed to mark the dawning of some new aqueous age.
The team then shined a flashlight-size near-infrared laser on aqueous solutions
  of both tumor and normal cells.
Crews extinguished the fire with aqueous film forming foam.
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