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subaqueous

[suhb-ey-kwee-uh s, -ak-wee-] /sʌbˈeɪ kwi əs, -ˈæk wi-/
adjective
1.
existing or situated under water; underwater.
2.
occurring or performed under water.
3.
used under water.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; sub- + aqueous
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Examples from the web for subaqueous
  • Of the set of five wall switches, one alone was operational, producing a thin subaqueous light.
  • The room, which had descended into a subaqueous silence emanating from the corpse, is now fiercely active.
  • They point both downward and upward, with the descending hands meeting to form the shape of a skull in a subaqueous twilight.
British Dictionary definitions for subaqueous

subaqueous

/sʌbˈeɪkwɪəs; -ˈækwɪ-/
adjective
1.
occurring, appearing, formed, or used under water
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Word Origin and History for subaqueous
adj.

1670s, from sub- + aqueous.

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subaqueous in Science
subaqueous
  (sŭb-ā'kwē-əs)   
  1. Found or occurring underwater.

  2. Formed or adapted for underwater use or operation.


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