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  • adj. Supplied with adequate water.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked with or exhibiting waved lines or bands bearing some resemblance to those which might be produced by the action of water. Also waved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern


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  • But finding that compromise is growing more difficult by the day, candidates and advisers acknowledge, because liberals are resisting what they call a watered-down bill, while conservatives are winning by just saying no. Front Page

  • Then, in watered down form, Bush vaguely referenced the "deeper challenges" (of poverty and racism) that he mentioned in his famous Jackson Square speech.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • To help them "dedicate their lives to prayer", they spent prolonged periods of time in isolated hermitages, each of which had a prayer-room (oratorio), a small cell, and a fruit and flower garden, watered from a fountain.

    On the edge of Mexico City: barefoot monks in a national park

  • That is all well and good, but how many times have we seen terrific craft brews gobbled up by big brewers only to see the distinctive flavors disappear, resulting in watered down beers that are mere shadows of their former selves?

    The New York Cork Report:

  • But the notion at its core, that rock-and-roll already existed, but needed white performers to inoculate its potential audience from the perceived social stigma of its origins, is a powerful enough narrative to have been refashioned in watered-down form ever since, whether in the form of blue-eyed soul or (most notoriously) in the case of Vanilla Ice, greeted as the purported Elvis of hip-hop.

    The long grave already dug

  • And the grass/weeds in our (vacant) uphill lot that never gets watered is about 1/2 green (That's my barometer for when the rain is here for good).


  • It was he who first planted that into the minds of the English-speaking people throughout the world; and what he planted, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain watered and the late war has brought to its fruition.

    The Mother of Parliaments

  • They watered from the little creek that comes down the gorge.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • He then led them to the summit of a lofty mountain, overlooking a vast plain watered by several streams, whose borders were garnished with groves of aspen and cottonwood trees, and pointing down with his finger inquired, "Do you see those rivers?"

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The U.S. now circulating what's being described as watered down resolution.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2006


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