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Definition of "watery" []

  • Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy: watery soil. (adjective)
  • Containing too much water; diluted: watery soup. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of water, as in being thin, pale, or liquid: watery sunshine. (adjective)
  • Lacking force or substance; weak or insipid: watery prose. (adjective)
  • Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "watery" in a sentence
  • "If, in addition to the above symptoms, he pass a large quantity of watery fluid from his bowels, the case becomes one of _watery gripes_, and requires the immediate attention of a doctor."
  • "The lake is watery from the rain of Saturday night, which has collected on the ice, lake above lake, as it were."
  • "Môt, which some call watery slime, and others putrescence of watery secretion."