[waw-terd-doun, wot-erd-]


made weaker or less effective from or as from dilution with water: a watered-down cocktail; Spectators saw a watered-down version of the famous opera.

Origin of watered-down

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Related Words for watered-down

adulterated, mixed, thin, weak, weakened, diminished

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