Synonyms of water in English:

water

noun

  • 2 a house down by the water
    sea, ocean; lake, river; drink

verb

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  • 1 water the plants
    sprinkle, moisten, dampen, wet, spray, splash; soak, douse, souse, drench, saturate; hose (down)
  • 2 my mouth watered
    moisten, become wet, salivate
    informal drool

Phrases

hold water

your story just doesn't hold water be tenablering truebear scrutinymake sensestand uphold upbe convincingbe plausiblebe sound

water down

  • 1.1 staff had watered down the drinks
    dilute, thin (out), weaken; adulterate, doctor, mix
    informal cut
  • 2.1 the proposals were watered down
    moderate, temper, mitigate, tone down, soften, tame; understate, play down, soft-pedal

Word links

aqueous relating to or containing water
aqua- hydro- forming words meaning ‘relating to water,’ such as aqualung (‘an apparatus enabling divers to breathe under water’) or hydroelectric (‘relating to the generation of electricity using flowing water’)

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