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(wô′tərd-doun′, wŏt′ərd-)
Diminished in force or effect: "[Students] who do not [test well] get a watered-down curriculum that reflects the system's minimal expectations of them" (Sheila Tobias).
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made weaker from or as if from dilution with water.
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Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture:
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[ˈwɔːtədˈdaʊn] ADJ
1. [wine] → aguado, bautizado; [juice, milk, paint] → diluido
2. (fig) [account, version] → suavizado; [bill, reform, compromise] → suavizado
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A common way to do this is with watered-down emulsion (known as a mist coat), as the plaster sucks up the water and becomes less absorbent.
Watered-down emulsion produces a 'soft' edge on new plaster, whereas bare plaster paints often produce a 'harder' After the plasterers have finished, it's important you remember to apply a "ghost coat" of watered down paint edge that can adversely affect the finish, so it is advisable to water down the first coat, if you can cope with the mess.
These questions cropped up as the MILF reiterated its stand that it will not accept a watered-down, diluted, or "ugly" Bangsamoro law.
We painted the walls with one coat of some watered-down emulsion and then did two coats of matt.
New plaster is very absorbent and although there are paints and sealers designed for it, a common way to seal it is with watered-down emulsion, as the plaster sucks up the water.
Shadow justice secretary Nick Herbert accuses the Prime Minister of using early release and watered-down sentences to try to bring down numbers behind bars.
Our community knows puritanical marginalization too well--we should realize that acceptance of watered-down queerness is not true equality.
Were those old Sadlier CCD books of the '70s that they studied just watered-down sociology tracts as I suspected even then?