hydraulic

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From Ancient Greek ὑδραυλικός ‎(hudraulikós, of a water organ), from ὕδραυλις ‎(húdraulis, water organ).

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hydraulic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to water
    I know not why this entrance is left so neglected, as we are not in want of able engineers in France, in the hydraulic branch, a part of the mathematics to which I have most applyed myself. — M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 47
  2. Related to hydraulics

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hydraulic ‎(third-person singular simple present hydraulics, present participle hydraulicking, simple past and past participle hydraulicked)

  1. (transitive) To mine using the technique of hydraulic mining.