Crossword clues for aqueous
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aqueous \A"que*ous\, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See Aqua, Aquose.]
Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.
The aqueous vapor of the air.
Made from, or by means of, water.
An aqueous deposit.
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.)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1640s, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-) on analogy of French aqueux "watery" (16c., which, however, is from Late Latin aquosus "abounding in water"). Or by analogy of Latin terreus "earthy," from terra "earth." Aqueous humor is the original use in English.
a. (context chemistry English) Consisting mostly of water.
adj. similar to or containing or dissolved in water; "aqueous solutions"
Usage examples of "aqueous".
Jerome crossed to one of the tables, where a pitcher of water sat next to a bowl of olives and some fancy glasses, and quickly prepared the aqueous martinis.
Baudelaires and the Squalors sipped aqueous martinis one evening in a living room the children had never seen before.
In the kitchen they found some grapes, a box of crackers, and a jar of apple butter, as well as a bottle of water that the Squalors used for making aqueous martinis but that the Baudelaires would use to quench their thirst during their long climb.
A soft moan flowed from somewhere deep inside her, a secret place that was like sun-warmed butter, slick and aqueous, swelling sweetly until she was filled with its fluid warmth.
Light bulbs concealed beneath the brick rim illuminated the arching water, which swirled up from the crystal pool like an aqueous ballerina.
But though the experiments which I have made on the decomposition of vapors by light might be numbered by the thousand, I have, to my regret, encountered no fact which prove that free aqueous vapor is decomposed by the solar rays, or that the sun is reheated by the combination of gases, in the severance of which it had previously sacrificed its heat.
But if the relation of liquids to their vapors be that here shadowed forth, if in both cases the molecule asserts itself to be the dominant factor, then the dispersion of the water of our seas and rivers, as invisible aqueous vapor in our atmosphere, does not annul the action of the molecules on solar and terrestrial heat.
For the stains occasioned on these same papers by other aqueous liquids, the tint, apart from its intensity, resembles that of the stains of pure water.
Seys and Brewer, 1858, applied aqueous solutions of ferrocyanide of potassium or other salts, which formed an indelible compound with the ferruginous base of writing ink.
Dipped ordinary paper in an aqueous solution of sulphate of copper and carbonate of ammonia and then added alkaline solutions of cochineal or equivalent coloring matter.
Stretched all the way across the valley and up the nearest aqueous slope, in fact.
These could be filled with aqueous solutions which absorbed the same amount of radiation as the tissue they represented.
There was liquid trickling down his face that mingled aqueous humor of the eye with a little blood.
Wrought iron candelabras set at either end of the room threw wavering aqueous reflections on to the ceiling.
Another sign, which he recognized as hopeful, was that during the last few miles of the march the soil had become moist and level, whilst here and there the appearance of tiny rivulets indicated that an aqueous network existed in the subsoil.