watery

adjective
wa·tery | \ ˈwȯ-tə-rē , ˈwä- \

Definition of watery 

1a : consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water

b : containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid a watery solution watery vesicles

2a : resembling water or watery matter especially in thin fluidity, soggy texture, paleness, or lack of savor watery sunlight a watery soup watery diarrhea

b : exhibiting weakness and vapidity : wishy-washy a watery writing style

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Other words from watery

waterily \ˈwȯ-tə-rə-lē, ˈwä- \ adverb
wateriness \ˈwȯ-tə-rē-nəs, ˈwä- \ noun

Examples of watery in a Sentence

The pollen caused her eyes to become watery. The soup was watery and had no flavor. the watery light of winter
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Its symptoms, which include frequent watery diarrhea, weight loss, nausea, and fever, can last from a few days to more than a month if left untreated. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "More Than 100 People Ill From Parasite Possibly Linked to McDonald's Salads," 13 July 2018 The symptoms associated with cyclosporiasis are watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Fox News, "At least 212 people hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetable trays," 10 July 2018 Seeking a watery respite from the heat, Connecticut residents streamed to the state’s beaches and parks on Sunday. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Weather Service Issues Heat Warning With Temperatures Peaking Again Sunday, Residents Packing State Parks," 2 July 2018 Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis may include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Recalled vegetable trays sold in Indiana linked to intestinal parasite," 19 June 2018 Symptoms, which begin about three to four days after consuming the bacteria, can include watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, according to the CDC. Susan Scutti, CNN, "197 illnesses, five deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce," 1 June 2018 And several of the pockets are equipped with drain holes, so runners won’t get weighed down after going through muddy or watery obstacles. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Testing Ultimate Direction’s New OCR Vest," 12 July 2018 Some are watery and best suited for smoothies and endless bowls of cereal; some are thick and ready for a cup of cold brew; some taste like nothing; some taste like a grove of almonds carefully milked by hand. Marian Bull, GQ, "The Best Non-Dairy Milks for Every Occasion," 12 June 2018 Farmers say last month’s floods smothered their taro patches with mud and silt, which turns their crop watery and spongey. Audrey Mcavoy, The Seattle Times, "Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of watery

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Phrases Related to watery

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watery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of watery

: containing or filled with water or a similar liquid

of a liquid : very thin and similar to water in appearance, taste, etc.

: pale and seeming to have little substance

watery

adjective
wa·tery | \ ˈwȯ-tə-rē , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of watery

1 : full of or giving out liquid watery eyes

2 : containing or giving out water or a thin liquid a watery mixture

3 : like water especially in being thin, soggy, pale, or without flavor watery soup

4 : lacking in strength or determination a watery smile

watery

adjective
wa·tery | \ ˈwȯt-ə-rē, ˈwät- \

Medical Definition of watery 

1 : consisting of or filled with water

2 : containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid a watery solution watery stools

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