a solution, especially in .
a light greenish-blue color.
having the color aqua.
His health had given way and he was taking the waters at aquae Solis.
The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
It is much frequented on account of its hot saline springs, which were known to the Romans under the name aquae Borvonis.
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Farinam in mortarium indito, aquae paulatim addito, subigitoque pulchre.
Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau
Solet autem ex eo vulnere, ubi parum occursum est, aquae timor nasci, ὑδροφοβίαν Graeci appellant.
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Chaves is the ancient aquae Flaviae, famous for its hot saline springs, which are still in use.
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His death afforded the Romans7 more joy than his victory at aquae Sextiae.
Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L’Homond
noun (pl) aquae (ˈækwiː), aquas
water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua regia) or solutions of substances in water (as in aqua ammoniae), esp in the names of pharmacological solutions
short for aquamarine (sense 2)
“water,” late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean “decoction, solution” (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally “royal water,” so called for its power to dissolve gold and other “noble” metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.
noun (functioning as sing) same as aquafitness noun any aerobic exercises performed in water; also called aquarobics Examples The Y offers advanced aquaerobics to condition muscles and increase cardiovascular endurance. Word Origin aqua + aerobics Usage Note takes singular or plural verb
noun a keep-fit regime in which exercises are performed standing up in a swimming pool
a brand of underwater breathing apparatus for a swimmer or skin-diver, consisting of a cylinder of compressed air that is strapped to the back, a flexible tube connecting the cylinder with the swimmer’s mouth, and an automatic pressure regulator that controls the flow of air into the lungs. Historical Examples He was suddenly impatient to […]