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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
1480-1490
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
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British Dictionary definitions for non-aquatic

aquatic

/əˈkwætɪk; əˈkwɒt-/
adjective
1.
growing, living, or found in water
2.
(sport) performed in or on water
noun
3.
a marine or freshwater animal or plant
Word Origin
C15: from Latin aquāticus, from aqua water
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Word Origin and History for non-aquatic

aquatic

adj.

late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus "growing in water; bringing rain," from aqua "water" (see aqua-)

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aquatic
  (ə-kwāt'ĭk)   
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.
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