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of, in, or pertaining to water.
living or growing in water:
aquatic plant life.
taking place or practiced on or in water:
aquatic sports.
an aquatic plant or animal.
aquatics, sports practiced on or in water.
Historical Examples

Plants, for example, unless they are aquatics, need to use large quantities of water to carry on the vital functions.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, November 1899 Various

River “aquatics” have not always been free from recrimination.
Mr. Punch’s History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),–1857-1874 Charles L. Graves

My attached friends had started for town with post-horses, leaving me no less cured of love than aquatics.
The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

In the following decade there seem to have been plenty of aquatics current.
Boating W. B. Woodgate

It was content to take the patriotic part of guarding national amateur prestige in aquatics.
Boating W. B. Woodgate

aquatics may be said to have reached full swing with the completion of these institutions at the Universities.
Boating W. B. Woodgate

aquatics are propagated by seed sown under water: many will allow of root-division.
Gardening for the Million Alfred Pink

The sons of each of these old athletes have similarly made their mark in aquatics of the present generation.
Boating W. B. Woodgate

For many years Putney has been a centre of London aquatics, which have set their mark on the riverside.
Rivers of Great Britain. The Thames, from Source to Sea. Anonymous

aquatics, with dicious or polygamous flowers from a spathe; outer perianth calyx-like, the inner sometimes wanting.
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

plural noun
sports or pastimes performed in or on the water
growing, living, or found in water
(sport) performed in or on water
a marine or freshwater animal or plant

late 15c., from Middle French and Old French aquatique (13c.), from Latin aquaticus “growing in water; bringing rain,” from aqua “water” (see aqua-)
Relating to, living in, or growing in water.


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