aqua-, aquatic-, aqui-, aqu-, -aquatically, aque-, -aqueous

(Latin: water, watery solution)

aquapuncture (s) (noun), aquapunctures (pl)
A subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of water for the relief of pain: Acupuncture is a rarely used term in medicine for a hypodermic injection of water.
aquarelle (s) (noun), aquarelles (pl)
1. A painting technique that uses transparent washes of watercolor.
2. A painting produced using the aquarelle technique.
3. A printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil.
aquarellist (s) (noun), aquarellists (pl)
Someone or those who use a painting technique of transparent washes of watercolors.
aquarian (s) (noun), aquarians (pl)
1. One of a sect of Christians in the primitive church, who used water instead of wine in the Lord's Supper.
3. People who keep an aquarium.
3. A person who is born under Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the zodiac.
aquarist (s) (noun), aquarists (pl)
1. Someone who maintains or keeps an aquarium.
2. Curators, collectors, or ichthyologists who are associated with aquaria.
aquarium (s) (noun), aquaria (pl)
1. A water-filled transparent container, often box-shaped, in which fish and other aquatic or water animals and plants are kept: "The teacher had an aquarium in the classroom for the students to observe and learn about a variety of fresh water flora and fauna."

"As a child, Adam was given an aquarium which contained several fish to keep as a hobby."

2. A building in which fish and other water animals are kept and shown to the public: "There were several aquaria in the natural history museum for both fresh and salt water fish."

"During the summer, many tourists visit the outdoor aquaria near the seashore."

An aquarium is also known as a vivarium, and is usually contained in a clear-sided container (typically constructed of glass or high-strength plastic) in which water-dwelling plants and animals (usually fish, and sometimes invertebrates, as well as amphibians, marine mammals, and reptiles) are kept in captivity, often for public display; or it is an establishment featuring such displays.

An aquarist with his special collection of aquaria.
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A wide variety of aquaria are now kept by hobbyists, ranging from a simple bowl housing a single fish to complex ecosystems with carefully engineered support systems. Aquaria are usually classified as containing fresh or salt water, at tropical or cold water temperatures.

Aquarius (s) (noun)
1. In astronomy, the "Water Bearer", a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Capricornus.
2. In astrology, the eleventh sign of the zodiac: the fixed air sign; a person born under this sign, usually between January 20th and February 18th; an Aquarian.
aquascape (s) (noun), aquascapes (pl)
1 Scenic views of various bodies of water.
2 An area having a natural or constructed aquatic feature; such as, a pond or a fountain.
aquatel (s) (noun), aquatels (pl)
Water sensors that are used for measuring water densities in soils.

Useful in a reactive type of irrigation scheduling where the sensor acts as a marker; that is, start irrigation when a sensor reaches a certain mark and stop irrigating at another mark.

aquatic (adjective)
1. Consisting of, relating to, or being in water: "an aquatic environment" or "an aquatic habitat" (ponds, lakes, streams, oceans, etc.).
2. Living or growing in, on, or near the water: "aquatic animals and plants".
3. Taking place or practiced on or in water: "aquatic sports".
aquatic (s) (noun), aquatics (pl)
1. An organism or organisms that live in, on, or near the water: "He is investigating various kinds of aquatics for his biological report."
2. Athletic activities performed in or on the water: "They were enjoying the summer aquatics in Florida."
aquatic animal (s) (noun), aquatic animals (pl)
A creature that lives in water: Aquatic animals require a watery habitat, but they do not necessarily have to exist entirely in such a liquid environment or situation.

Wildlife habitats are classified as either aquatic (water), terrestrial (land), or amphibious (water and land).

aquatic bird (s) (noun), aquatic birds (pl)
Wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water.
aquatic plant (s) (noun), aquatic plants (pl)
1. Flora that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage; such as, the water hyacinth: Helen's aunt has a hobby of growing aquatic plants in a large aquarium.
2. Certain kinds of greenery that have adapted to living in or on water environments: The aquatic plants along the side of the river appeared to be water hyacinths.
aquatic respiration (s) (noun), aquatic respirations (pl)
A reference to the process whereby an aquatic animal obtains oxygen from the surrounding water.

Cross references of word families that refer to "water": hydat-; hydro-; hygro-.