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aq·ue·duct

aqueduct

 
pronunciation:
ae kw duhkt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a channel or pipe built to carry water over a long distance.
similar words:
channel, duct, waterway
definition 2: a structure like a bridge for carrying a waterway or pipe across a river or valley.
The ancient Romans built enormous stone aqueducts.
 
similar words:
duct
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The word aqueduct contains the following parts:
aqu, aqua Latin root that means water
synonyms:
hydr, hydro
 
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along