watered-down

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

Origin:
1895–1900

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water down
 
vb
1.  to dilute or weaken with water
2.  to modify or adulterate, esp so as to omit anything harsh, unpleasant, or offensive: to water down the truth
 
watered-'down
 
adj

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Example sentences
The result: watered-down programming designed primarily not to offend.
It's a faux-jaunty, watered-down typeface, a corporation's idea of informal
  joviality.
Mixing the two makes for bad government and watered-down, meaningless religion.
We have little reason to spend vast educational resources foisting watered-down
  chemistry, biology, and physics on everyone.
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