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AQUEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aqueous mean? 

AQUEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective AQUEOUS has 2 senses:

1. similar to or containing or dissolved in water
2. produced by the action of water

  Familiarity information: AQUEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AQUEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1aqueous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Similar to or containing or dissolved in water

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

aqueous solutions

Pertainym:

water (binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent)


Sense 2aqueous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produced by the action of water

Synonyms:

aqueous; sedimentary

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)

Antonym:

igneous (produced by the action of fire or intense heat)


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