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[waw-terd, wot-erd] /ˈwɔ tərd, ˈwɒt ərd/
having rivers or streams:
an amply watered area.
receiving rain or other precipitation.
sprinkled, irrigated, etc., with water:
a poorly watered garden.
having a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking:
watered silk.
(of stock) issued in excess of a company's true worth.
Origin of watered
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at water, -ed2, -ed3
Related forms
unwatered, adjective
well-watered, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are innumerable streams, for the island generally is well-watered.

    Cuba, Old and New Albert Gardner Robinson
  • Near the head they came to a well-watered oasis of corn and bean fields.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • In fertile, well-watered soil the same vine descends less than half as far, and yet with more gain.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • The lowest terrace, bordering on the sea, is well-watered and fertile.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • The surface is generally mountainous, but many fertile and well-watered valleys lie between the ridges.

  • England, Germany, and France are furnished with well-watered plains.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • The Plains will in time give lessons, which even the well-watered and verdurous East may read with profit.

    What I know of farming: Horace Greeley
  • The seeds are first sown as thickly as they can grow, in well-watered patches.

  • The region consists topographically of small plains and well-watered, fertile valleys.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Good physical condition and warmth in a well-watered, well-aired soil enable the grape to search far and wide for its food.

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