from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Formed or adapted for underwater use or operation; submarine.
  • adj. Found or occurring underwater: subaqueous organisms; subaqueous rocks.

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  • adj. Existing below the water surface.
  • adj. Designed for underwater use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated, formed, or living under water; subaquatic.

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

  • adj. growing or remaining under water


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sub- +‎ aqueous


  • "I leave them that way because it reminds me of my father," he says while we wend our way through levels of interior spaces suffused with a subaqueous light that filters through the Maison's famous glass-brick facade and spreads across the ivory rubberized floor.

    The Court of Modernism

  • It lurks in some subaqueous place in my brain: My mother grabbing my arm and squeezing hard, trying to pull me away from the front door.

    The Memory Palace

  • Have you heard about the bill about subaqueous land?

    Virginian-Pilot: News and Editorial collusion

  • Somehow, the editorial board of the Virginian Pilot decided to dedicate a whole editorial to HB2310 about filled subaqueous bottomland.

    Virginian-Pilot: News and Editorial collusion

  • We've attacked from below in the subaqueous riches of our planet.

    Linda Milazzo: Images in the Sand Connect Our Global Community

  • Well, ready your thumbs, because there's a new way to Twitter, and it's subaqueous.

    First Underwater Tweet Sent By Ukranian Journalist Julia Gorodetskaya (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

  • As an advocate of the morning fog on the mountain aesthetic, I feel that the subaqueous qualities and the metaphorical resonance of the negative space visually and conceptually activates the devious simplicity and the essentially transitional quality of the figurative-narrative line-space matrix.

    Regretsy – Whitewash

  • Others sped out of the craft's path, then - subaqueous activities temporarily disrupted.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Lechuguilla Cave is not only the deepest at 494m (1,604 feet) and longest at 193 km (121 miles), but contains the largest collection of hydromagnesite balloon-like formations, subaqueous helictite formations and calcite speleothems.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • I discovered the old Turkish baths on the other side of the river, and spent an afternoon bobbing in the sulfurous waters of the central pool, my eyes focused dreamily on the clouded bits of colored glass in the dome overhead, which bathed us in a shifting, subaqueous light.

    Dreaming in French


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