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Definition of aqueous (Meaning of aqueous)
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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.
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	              The aqueous vapor of the air.         --Tyndall.
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	     2. Made from, or by means of, water.
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	              An aqueous deposit.                   --Dana.
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	     {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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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