aque·ous /ˈekwiəs, ˈæ-/
aque·ous /ˈekwɪəs, ˈækwɪ-/ 形容詞
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.
adj : similar to or containing or dissolved in water; "aqueous