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aqueous

[ey-kwee-uh s, ak-wee-] /ˈeɪ kwi əs, ˈæk wi-/
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
1635-1645
1635-45; aqu(a) + -eous
Related forms
aqueously, adverb
aqueousness, noun
nonaqueous, adjective
superaqueous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-aqueous

aqueous

/ˈeɪkwɪəs; ˈækwɪ-/
adjective
1.
of, like, or containing water
2.
dissolved in water aqueous ammonia
3.
(of rocks, deposits, etc) formed from material laid down in water
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua water
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Word Origin and History for non-aqueous
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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non-aqueous in Medicine

aqueous a·que·ous (ā'kwē-əs, āk'wē-)
adj.
Relating to, similar to, containing, or dissolved in water; watery.

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non-aqueous in Science
aqueous
  (ā'kwē-əs)   
  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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