aqueous

[ ey-kwee-uhs ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 17th century; Latin

from medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua ‘water’

Synonyms

  • damp
  • melted
  • running
  • smooth
  • solvent
  • splashing
  • succulent
  • wet
  • wattery

Antonyms

  • broken
  • dry
  • intermittent
  • dense
  • firm
  • frozen
  • hard
  • solid

Definition

of, like, or containing water

Example

A) In the chemistry lab today, we experimented with aqueous solutions. B) We used an aqueous solution to saturate the wood.

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