Aqueous rocks
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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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aqueous extract — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aqueous humor — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqueous — adj. 1 of, containing, or like water. 2 Geol. produced by water (aqueous rocks). Phrases and idioms: aqueous humour Anat. the clear fluid in the eye between the lens and the cornea. Etymology: med.L aqueus f. L aqua water …   Useful english dictionary

  • aqueous — [ā′kwē əs, ak′wēəs] adj. [ML aqueus: see AQUA & OUS] 1. of, like, or containing water; watery 2. formed by the action of water, as certain rocks made of sediment 3. of or having to do with the aqueous humor …   English World dictionary

  • aqueous — aqueously, adv. aqueousness, n. /ay kwee euhs, ak wee /, adj. 1. of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution. 2. (of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water. [1635 45; AQU(A) + EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • aqueous — a•que•ous [[t]ˈeɪ kwi əs, ˈæk wi [/t]] adj. 1) of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution[/ex] 2) gel (of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water • Etymology: 1635–45; < Laqu(a)water + eous a′que•ous•ly,… …   From formal English to slang

  • aqueous — /ˈækwiəs / (say akweeuhs), /ˈeɪkwi / (say aykwee ) adjective 1. of, like, or containing water; watery. 2. (of rocks) formed of matter deposited in or by water …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sedimentary rocks — 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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