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wa·ter·y

 (wô′tə-rē, wŏt′ə-)
adj. wa·ter·i·er, wa·ter·i·est
1. Filled with, consisting of, or soaked with water; wet or soggy: watery soil.
2. Containing too much water; diluted: watery soup.
3. Suggestive of water, as in being thin, pale, or liquid: watery sunshine.
4. Lacking force or substance; weak or insipid: watery prose.
5. Secreting or discharging water or watery fluid, especially as a symptom of disease.
6. Accompanied by tears; tearful: a watery good-bye.

wa′ter·i·ness n.

watery

(ˈwɔːtərɪ)
adj
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
ˈwateriness n

wa•ter•y

(ˈwɔ tə ri, ˈwɒt ə-)

adj.
1. consisting of or pertaining to water.
2. full of or abounding in water, as soil; boggy.
3. containing too much water.
4. soft, soggy, tasteless, etc., due to excessive water or overcooking.
5. tearful: a watery farewell.
6. resembling water in appearance or color: a watery blue.
7. resembling water in fluidity and absence of viscosity.
8. thin, weak, or vapid.
9. filled with or secreting a waterlike substance.
[before 1000]
wa′ter•i•ly, adv.
wa′ter•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.watery - filled with water; "watery soil"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
2.watery - wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
3.watery - relating to or resembling or consisting of water; "a watery substance"; "a watery color"
liquid - existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
4.watery - overly dilutedwatery - overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery milk"; "weak tea"
dilute, diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"

watery

adjective
1. pale, thin, weak, faint, feeble, washed-out, wan, colourless, anaemic, insipid, wishy-washy (informal) A watery light began to show through the branches.
2. diluted, thin, weak, dilute, watered-down, tasteless, runny, insipid, washy, adulterated, wishy-washy (informal), flavourless, waterish a plateful of watery cabbage soup
diluted industrial-strength (chiefly humorous) strong, concentrated, solid, thick, dense, fortified, condensed wet, damp, moist, soggy, humid, marshy, squelchy a wide watery sweep of marshland
3. liquid, fluid, aqueous, hydrous There was a watery discharge from her ear.
4. tearful, moist, weepy, lachrymose (formal), tear-filled, rheumy Emma's eyes were red and watery.

watery

adjective
1. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture:
2. Being weak in quality or substance:
3. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality:
Informal: wishy-washy.
Translations
مائيمائي اللونمُشْبَع بالماء، دامِع
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vizes
daufur, fölurtárvoturvatnskenndur; útòynntur
rozriedenýslziaci
soluksulanmışsulu

watery

[ˈwɔːtərɪ] ADJ
1. (= like or containing water) [fluid, discharge, solution] → acuoso; [blood] → líquido; [paint, ink] → aguado
2. (pej) (= containing excessive water) [tea, soup] → aguado
3. (= producing water) [eyes] → lloroso
4. (= insipid) [smile] → tímido; [sun] → débil; [light] → desvaído, tenue
5. (= pale) [colour] → pálido, desvaído
6. (= relating to water) → acuático
to go to a watery grave (liter) → encontrar su lecho de muerte en el fondo del mar (liter)

watery

[ˈwɔːtəri] adj
(= pale) [colour, light] → délavé(e)
(= weak, dilute) [coffee, soup] → aqueux/euse
(= containing water) [discharge] → aqueux/euse; [eye] → embué(e) de larmes

watery

adj (= weak) soup, beer, colour etcwäss(e)rig; eyetränend; (= pale) sky, sunblass; all the sailors went to a watery gravealle Seeleute fanden ihr Grab in den Wellen

watery

[ˈwɔːtrɪ] adj (tea, soup) → acquoso/a; (coffee) → lungo/a; (pale, sun, colour) → slavato/a, pallido/a; (eyes) → umido/a
to go to a watery grave → perire tra i flutti

water

(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
verb
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
ˈwater-melon
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
noun
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
verb
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.

watery

a. acuoso-a, aguado-a, húmedo-a;
___ eyesojos llorosos.

watery

adj acuoso; — discharge secreción acuosa
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