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 (ə-kwăt′ĭk, ə-kwŏt′-)
1. Consisting of, relating to, or being in water: an aquatic environment.
2. Living solely or chiefly in or on the water: aquatic animals and plants.
3. Taking place in or on the water: an aquatic sport.
1. An organism that lives solely or chiefly in or on the water.
2. aquatics Sports Athletic activities performed in or on the water.

[Middle English aquatique, from Old French, from Latin aquāticus, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

a·quat′i·cal·ly adv.


in an aquatic manner
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The Tennessee River is one of the most aquatically biodiverse river systems in North America; home to about 230 species of fish and 100 species of mussels, many of which are common to the watershed.
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The first day of conflict ends aquatically for both heroes.
For the aquatically minded, in Maine's gentle summer weeks, transportation is provided to the nearby Tides Beach Club, where you can have lunch on the beach.
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