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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

adj.

1640s, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-) on analogy of French aqueux "watery" (16c., which, however, is from Late Latin aquosus "abounding in water"). Or by analogy of Latin terreus "earthy," from terra "earth." Aqueous humor is the original use in English.

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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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