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Definition of watery adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈwɑt̮əri//
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  1. 1of or like water; containing a lot of water a watery fluid His eyes were red and watery. (literary) She was rescued from a watery grave (= saved from drowning ).
  2. 2weak and/or pale a watery sun His eyes were a watery blue. a watery smile (= weak and without much feeling)
  3. 3(of food, drink, etc.) containing too much water; thin and having no taste The vegetables were watery and tasteless. watery soup
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