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a·quar·i·um

aquarium

 
pronunciation:
kweI ri m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: aquaria, aquariums
definition 1: a tank or other container filled with water in which water animals and plants are kept.
The cat sat before an aquarium filled with tiny, colorful fish.
 
definition 2: A building where water animals and plants are kept and displayed.
Many families visit the aquarium on weekends.
derivation: aquarian (adj.)
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The word aquarium contains the following parts:
aqu, aqua Latin root that means water
synonyms:
hydr, hydro
 
-arium, -orium Latin noun-forming suffix that means a place for
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synonyms:
-atory, -ary2