watery

[waw-tuh-ree, wot-uh-]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. waterway,
  2. waterweed,
  3. waterwheel,
  4. waterworks,
  5. waterworn,
  6. watford,
  7. watkins,
  8. watkins glen,
  9. watling island,
  10. wats

Origin of watery

before 1000; Middle English; Old English wæterig. See water, -y1

Related formswa·ter·i·ly, adverbwa·ter·i·ness, nounun·wa·ter·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for watery

watery

adjective

relating to, consisting of, containing, or resembling water
discharging or secreting water or a water-like fluida watery wound
tearful; weepy
insipid, thin, or weak
Derived Formswateriness, noun

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Word Origin and History for watery

watery

adj.

Old English wæterig; see water (n.1) + -y (2).

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Medicine definitions for watery

watery

[wôtə-rē]

adj.

Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy.
Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease.

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