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aquarium

a·quar·i·um

aquarium

 
pronunciation:
kweI ri m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: aquaria, aquariums
definition 1: an artificial pond or container filled with water in which aquatic forms of life are kept.
We have only tropical fish in our aquarium.How often do you change the water in your aquarium?
definition 2: a place, usu. a building, where aquatic plants and creatures are kept for exhibit.
Have you seen the sea lion show at the aquarium?Boston has a wonderful aquarium right on the wharf.
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derivation: aquarian (adj.)
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