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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.]
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) sports or pastimes performed in or on the water
the art and exercise of water sports.See also: Athletics
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|Noun||1.||aquatics - sports that involve bodies of water|
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
surfboarding, surfing, surfriding - the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave
water-skiing - skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat
fin - propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle - swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl - swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
breaststroke - swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke - swim on one's back
dive - plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
belly-flop - dive so that one hits the water with one's belly