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watery

[ waw-tuh-ree, wot-uh- ]
/ ˈwɔ tə ri, ˈwɒt ə- /
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adjective

SYNONYMS FOR watery

3 thin, weak, diluted, dilute.

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Origin of watery

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

OTHER WORDS FROM watery

wa·ter·i·ly, adverbwa·ter·i·ness, nounun·wa·ter·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for watery

watery
/ (ˈwɔːtərɪ) /

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 forms of watery

wateriness, noun
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Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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