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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aqueous \A"que*ous\, a. [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See Aqua, Aquose.] 1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery. [1913 Webster] The aqueous vapor of the air. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster] 2. Made from, or by means of, water. [1913 Webster] An aqueous deposit. --Dana. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]