- 1Consisting of, containing, or resembling water: a watery fluidMore example sentences
- He had to be guided through these uncharted, watery jungles.
- The lymph fluid originates from the interstitial fluid, the watery environment that surrounds the cells of our bodies.
- Saliva is a watery fluid that helps to wash away and neutralise the acid.
- 1.1(Of a person’s eyes) full of tears: as the smoke blew into her face, her eyes went red and wateryMore example sentences
- He could tell that I was shocked because my eyes were watery.
- She had really been crying in her sleep, she guessed, since her eyes were very watery, and her cheeks felt tight from the dried salty tears.
- Brett searched her watery eyes and his heart broke for her.
- 1.2Thin or tasteless as a result of containing too much water: watery coffeeMore example sentences
- Their blueberry sauce managed to be thick but watery and tasteless at the same time.
- Another potential problem is thin, watery paint that runs under the leaf, obscuring its shape.
- It was a thin meal, a watery gruel tossed into a large pot which each slave was allowed to take five handfuls from.
- 1.3Pale or weak, as if diluted by water: watery sunshineMore example sentences
- The light is weak and watery and the air reeks of woodsmoke, but at least it is not raining, a blessing to those who must spend a long, laborious day harvesting olives ahead of the inevitable frost.
- Anyway, his performance is pretty watery and weak and blah.
- With a sigh of relief she had watched the steel grey clouds roll away and watery sunshine glimmer through.
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- Other than the wateriness, it was really quite good, if a bit too spicy for my tastes.
- It has all the flavor of a bell pepper packed into a wall with one half the thickness, and none of the wateriness to chew your way through.
- Milking staff should look for clots, strings, wateriness or discolouration of milk.