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a·quat·ic

aquatic

 
 
pronunciation:
kwa tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or taking place on the water.
She enjoys aquatic sports in the summer.
similar words:
marine, maritime
definition 2: living or growing in or on water.
Seaweed is an aquatic plant.
similar words:
maritime
derivation: aquatically (adv.)
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The word aquatic contains the following parts:
aqu, aqua Latin root that means water
synonyms:
hydr, hydro
 
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.