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hy·drau·lic / hīˈdrôlik/ • adj. 1. denoting, relating to, or operated by a liquid moving in a confined space under pressure: hydraulic fluid hydraulic lifting gear. 2. of or relating to the science of hydraulics. 3. (of cement) hardening under water. DERIVATIVES: hy·drau·li·cal·ly / -(ə)lē/ adv.

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hydraulic . XVII — L. hydraulicus — Gr. hudraulikós, f. húdōr, hudr- WATER + aulós pipe; see -IC.