Definition of watery adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːtəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːtəri//
    , NAmE//ˈwɑːtəri//
    Texture of food
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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 See related entries: Texture of food
  4. Word OriginOld English wæterig (see water, -y).
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