Watery Wa"ter*y, a. [AS. w[ae]terig.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. ``The watery god.'' --Dryden. ``Fish within their watery residence.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful. [1913 Webster]

3. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors. [1913 Webster]

The oily and watery parts of the aliment. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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