Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being watery; wateriness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of being wet or watery; wateriness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The abstract essential qualities of water; wateriness as a quality.
  • n. The state of being aquose or watery; moisture.

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Examples

  • As Huxley points out, it is no more justifiable to postulate the existence of a vitalistic principle in protoplasm than it would be to set up an "aquosity" to account for the properties of water, or a "saltness" for the qualities of a certain combination of sodium and chlorine.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • "aquosity" entered into and took possession of the oxidated hydrogen as soon as it was formed, and then guided the aqueous particles to their places in the facets of the crystal, or amongst the leaflets of the hoar-frost.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • a wonder of wonders, endowed with "aquosity," the ultimate nature of which is as inscrutable now as it was to Aristotle!

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • "aquosity" entered into and took possession of the oxide of hydrogen as soon as it was formed, and then guided the aqueous particles to their places in the facets of the crystal, or amongst the leaflets of the hoar-frost.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • "aquosity" entered into and took possession of the oxidated hydrogen as soon as it was formed, and then guided the aqueous particles to their places in the facets of the crystal, or amongst the leaflets of the hoarfrost.

    Lectures and Essays

  • We do not assume that a something called “aquosity” entered into and took possession of the oxidated hydrogen as soon as it was formed, and then guided the aqueous particles to their places in the facets of the crystal, or amongst the leaflets of the hoar-frost.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • The kidneys through the emulgent veins draw that aquosity from thence which you call urine, and there send it away through the ureters to be slipped downwards; where, in a lower receptacle, and proper for it, to wit, the bladder, it is kept, and stayeth there until an opportunity to void it out in his due time.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The powers of observation and experiment having increased, it became possible by scientific test and analysis to satisfy the desire for a more immediate knowledge, and thus to discover, for example, that water is water, not because it possesses the form of _aquosity_, as the

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • Nevertheless, in spite of their ignorance about the real nature of water, men of science do not invent an "aqueous principle" or "aquosity" with the notion of "explaining" water.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • In fact, in considering this question of life, it is about as difficult for the unscientific mind to get along without postulating a vital principle or force -- which, Huxley says, is analogous to the idea of a principle of aquosity in water -- as it is to walk upon the air, or to hang one's coat upon a sunbeam.

    The Breath of Life

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