Aqueous A"que*ous, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See {Aqua}, {Aquose}.] 1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery. [1913 Webster]

The aqueous vapor of the air. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

2. Made from, or by means of, water. [1913 Webster]

An aqueous deposit. --Dana. [1913 Webster]

{Aqueous extract}, an extract obtained from a vegetable substance by steeping it in water.

{Aqueous humor} (Anat.), one the humors of the eye; a limpid fluid, occupying the space between the crystalline lens and the cornea. (See {Eye}.)

{Aqueous rocks} (Geol.), those which are deposited from water and lie in strata, as opposed to {volcanic} rocks, which are of igneous origin; -- called also {sedimentary} rocks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sedimentary — Sed i*men ta*ry, a. [Cf. F. s[ e]dimentaire.] Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided. [1913 Webster] {Sedimentary rocks}. (Geol.) See {Aqueous rocks}, under {Aqueous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sedimentary — (adj.) 1764, from SEDIMENT (Cf. sediment) + ARY (Cf. ary). Sedimentary rock attested by 1830 (in Lyell) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sedimentary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or relating to sediment. 2) Geology (of rock) that has formed from sediment deposited by water or wind …   English terms dictionary

  • sedimentary — [sed΄ə men′tər ē] adj. 1. of, having the nature of, or containing sediment 2. formed by the deposit of sediment or by evaporation or precipitation, as certain rocks sedimentarily adv …   English World dictionary

  • sedimentary — adjective Date: 1830 1. of, relating to, or containing sediment < sedimentary deposits > 2. formed by or from deposits of sediment < sedimentary rock > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sedimentary — sed|i|men|ta|ry [ˌsedıˈmentəri] adj technical made of the solid substances that settle at the bottom of the sea, rivers, lakes etc ▪ sedimentary rock ▪ sedimentary deposits …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sedimentary — adjective made of the solid matter that settles at the bottom of the sea, rivers, lakes etc: sedimentary rock | sedimentary deposits …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sedimentary — adj. Sedimentary is used with these nouns: ↑deposit, ↑rock …   Collocations dictionary

  • sedimentary — [[t]se̱dɪme̱ntəri, AM teri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Sedimentary rocks are formed from sediment left by water, ice, or wind …   English dictionary

  • sedimentary — UK [ˌsedɪˈmentərɪ] / US adjective sedimentary rock is a type of rock that is formed from substances that have been left by water, wind, or ice and have become pressed together through time. The other types of rock are igneous rock and metamorphic …   English dictionary

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