watered-down

[ waw-terd-doun, wot-erd- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərdˈdaʊn, ˈwɒt ərd- /

adjective

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.

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Origin of watered-down

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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