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watery

[waw-tuh-ree, wot-uh-] /ˈwɔ tə ri, ˈwɒt ə-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or connected with water:
watery Neptune.
2.
full of or abounding in water, as soil or a region; soggy; boggy.
3.
containing much or too much water:
a watery paste; a watery batter.
4.
soft, soggy, tasteless, etc., due to excessive water or overcooking:
watery vegetables; a watery stew.
5.
6.
of the nature of water:
watery vapor.
7.
resembling water in appearance or color:
eyes of a watery blue.
8.
resembling water in fluidity and absence of viscosity:
a watery fluid.
9.
of poor or weak quality; thin, washy, or vapid:
watery prose.
10.
consisting of water:
a watery grave.
11.
discharging, filled with, or secreting a waterlike morbid substance.
Origin of watery
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English wæterig. See water, -y1
Related forms
waterily, adverb
wateriness, noun
unwatery, adjective
Synonyms
3. thin, weak, diluted, dilute.
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watery

/ˈwɔːtərɪ/
adjective
1.
relating to, consisting of, containing, or resembling water
2.
discharging or secreting water or a water-like fluid: a watery wound
3.
tearful; weepy
4.
insipid, thin, or weak
Derived Forms
wateriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for watery
adj.

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

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watery in Medicine

watery wa·ter·y (wô'tə-rē)
adj. wa·ter·i·er, wa·ter·i·est

  1. Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy.

  2. Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease.

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