(adjective, verb)


1. moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)

- hydraulic erosion

- hydraulic brakes

2. of or relating to the study of hydraulics

- hydraulic engineer

Sentences with hydraulic as an adjective:

- 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


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