aqua-, aquatic-, aqui-, aqu-, -aquatically, aque-, -aqueous
(Latin: water, watery solution)
2. A geologic formation that may contain ground water but is incapable of transferring that water to the surface.
3. A bed of low permeability adjacent to an aquifer.
An aquitard may serve as a storage unit for groundwater, although it does not yield water readily.
2. The quality or state of being moist or wet; moisture.
A Latin idiom: "Stagnant water can poison you." "Silent dogs can bite." Some Romans believed that taciturn (uncommunicative) adversaries were more dangerous than the ones who made a lot of noise.
It refers to a liquid which forms the circulating fluid of some inferior animals.
The Isopaque is commonly used to show the differences between the visibility of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract in the body.
2. Having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form.
3. Adapted for living or growing in or near water; not entirely aquatic: "They were looking for semiaquatic plants and animals."
2. An artificial conduit, usually underground, for carrying off waste water and refuse, as in a town or city.
3. Someone who sews: "She was a sewer of fine gowns."
4. Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money: "All that work went right down the sewer."
5. Etymology: "conduit" from about 1402; from Anglo-French sewere, Old Norse French sewiere, "sluice from a pond"; literally, "something that makes water flow", from aphetic form (alteration of a word by loss of a short, unaccented vowel at the beginning) of Gallo-Romance exaquaria; from Latin ex-, "out" + aquaria, feminine of aquarius, "referring to water" from aqua, "water".
2. Waste matter, or materials, carried away in sewers or drains.
2. Growing or remaining under water.
3. Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; such as, a submarine or a subaqueous helmet.
4. Formed in or under water; such as, "subaqueous deposits".
5. The practice of going underwater with or without a breathing apparatus.
When done for sport, this is sometimes called subaquatics. There are different kinds of underwater diving.
- Snorkeling and free diving: swimming underwater without a breathing apparatus. An apparatus used by swimmers and skin divers, consisting of a long tube held in the mouth.
- Scuba diving and surface supplied diving: swimming or walking underwater with a breathing apparatus.
2. Found, existing, or occurring underwater; for example, subaqueous organisms; subaqueous rocks.
This reference is given as a description of the earth's surface, of which more than three fifths consist of water, and the remainder of earth or solid materials.