Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Located or living under water; submarine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; submarine.
  • adj. Formed in or under water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not entirely aquatic, as a wading bird.
  • [= French subaquatique.] Situated or formed in or below the surface of the water; subaqueous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. growing or remaining under water
  • adj. partially aquatic; living or growing partly on land and partly in water

Etymologies

sub- +‎ aquatic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most outr é entry of all, however, is the one on things " subaquatic, " which includes a delirious description of Salvador Dal í ' s deranged installation at the New York World ' s Fair in 1939.

    Savory Obscurities

  • I think of this story as science fiction because it takes place on a colony station on an alien moon and one of the characters is a "mermaid," that is, a person genetically enhanced to work in the colony's subaquatic farms.

    A False Choice

  • They are headed for the jungles and mountains, the beaches and subaquatic cities, the volcanoes and ziggurats, the deserts, caverns, lost temples, and spires… of Delaware.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • But instead of aquadome cities nestling on the ocean floor and a massive exodus of pioneers emigrating to settle the briny depths, all that remains today of the dream is a solitary subaquatic hotel, the Jules Undersea Lodge, located just off Key Largo, Fla.

    Boing Boing

  • We can only wonder what might have induced the artist to place this young woman against a backdrop of subaquatic menace, of ancient meandering rivers and treacherous precipices.

    We Are Blind to Her Charms

  • Dilogs is a social network geared towards diving and other subaquatic activities.

    Huge European Google Maps Round-Up

  • Orin Arn Oran staggered, not understanding, and he looked around in bewilderment, simply assuming that there was some sort of subaquatic quake, or perhaps a design flaw, that was causing the Pier to shift unexpectedly beneath his feet.

    Darkness of the Light

  • I'm also pretty sure it has an immense library with windows commanding a view of the entire coast, plus a secret entrance down into the secret caves in the cliff, which has a secret subterranean/subaquatic passageway for my secret submarine.

    Secret dream house

  • The resulting footage was stunning, all teeth and whitewater and violent smashing noises that brought to mind a subaquatic train wreck.

    Excerpt: The Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey

  • We've just made a short run out to the vast flats of subaquatic vegetation on the Susquehanna River north of Baltimore.

    Bill Heavey Goes Bass Fishing with Mike Iaconelli

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