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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  aqueous  vapor  of  the  air.  --Tyndall. 
 
  2.  Made  from  or  by  means  of  water. 
 
  An  aqueous  deposit.  --Dana. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aqueous 
  adj  :  similar  to  or  containing  or  dissolved  in  water;  "aqueous 
  solutions" 




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