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aquatic

a·quat·ic

aquatic

 
 
pronunciation:
kwa tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, in, or taking place on the water.
These birds live in aquatic areas.I've always enjoyed aquatic sports such as scuba diving.There are various aquatic events at the Summer Olympics.
synonyms:
water
similar words:
aqueous, fluvial, marine, maritime, natatorial, oceanic, pelagic, thalassic, waterborne
definition 2: living or growing in or on water.
Amphibians begin their lives as aquatic animals.Kelp is an aquatic plant.
synonyms:
hydric, natant
similar words:
maritime, pelagic, thalassic
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an aquatic plant or animal.
These creatures began as aquatics.
synonyms:
hydrophyte, hydrozoan
similar words:
water bird, water plant, water snake, waterfowl
definition 2: (pl.) sports or physical exercises that are performed in or on water.
The school is planning to hire an additional instructor for aquatics.
derivation: aquatically (adv.)
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The word aquatic contains the following parts:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.