Adjective "aqueous" definition and examples

(Aqueous may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Of or containing water.
  1. 'Since they are unstable in water, aqueous solutions were prepared immediately before treatment.'
  2. 'This is carried out using an aqueous solution of hydrogen iodide reacting in the presence of red phosphorus.'
  3. 'Membranes were formed on the orifice by sequentially raising the level of the aqueous electrolyte solutions.'
  4. 'Electrons flowing through a wire or ions flowing through an aqueous solution are both examples of electric current.'
  5. 'Latex emulsions are made up of polymeric materials suspended in an aqueous solvent by a surfactant.'
  6. 'Such a location is compatible with the ready diffusion of ethylene in both aqueous and lipid environments.'
  7. 'All other reagents were of analytical grade and aqueous solutions were made up with distilled water.'
  8. 'The heat of solution for formation of aqueous solutions of most salts is positive.'
  9. 'I primarily work in water solutions; what you might call the aqueous phase.'
  10. 'In aqueous solutions, water is the solvent and all dissolved substances are solutes.'
  11. 'an eerie, aqueous light'
  12. 'After two dogged weeks I've finally given up, switching to much lighter aqueous cream instead.'
  13. 'Its distinctly aqueous appearance makes it a particularly natural way to accent a vanity.'

More definitions

1. of, like, or containing water; watery: an aqueous solution.

2. (of rocks or sediments) formed of matter deposited in or by water.

More examples(as adjective)

"solutions can be aqueous."

"phases can be aqueous."

"systems can be aqueous."

"suspensions can be aqueous."

"media can be aqueous."

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Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin aqueus, from Latin aqua ‘water’.