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subaquatic

[suhb-uh-kwat-ik, -uh-kwot-] /ˌsʌb əˈkwæt ɪk, -əˈkwɒt-/
adjective
1.
living or growing partly on land, partly in water.
2.
under water.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; sub- + aquatic
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  • Only the richest subaquatic species will be able to afford to live in the center of the city.
  • Multiple days spent continuously in offshore areas and inland bays, presumably feeding on subaquatic vegetation and resting.
  • The dredging may have compromised the subaquatic base of the marsh causing accelerated subsidence.
British Dictionary definitions for subaquatic

subaquatic

/ˌsʌbəˈkwætɪk; -ˈkwɒt-/
adjective
1.
living or growing partly in water and partly on land
2.
of or relating to conditions, existence, or activities under water
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