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AMPHIBIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amphibious mean? 

AMPHIBIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective AMPHIBIOUS has 2 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
2. operating or living on land and in water

  Familiarity information: AMPHIBIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


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AMPHIBIOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

amphibian; amphibious

Pertainym:

amphibia (the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians)


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Meaning:

Operating or living on land and in water

Context examples:

amphibious vehicles / amphibious operations / amphibious troops / frogs are amphibious animals

Similar:

amphibiotic; semiaquatic (having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form)

Antonym:

aquatic (operating or living or growing in water)

terrestrial (operating or living or growing on land)


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