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1‘the patient's nose may be streaming with a watery discharge’
liquid, fluid, liquefied
technical aqueous, hydrous
2‘a watery meadow’
wet, damp, moist, sodden, soggy, squelchy, soft
marshy, boggy, swampy, fenny, miry, muddy, oozy
3‘a bowl of watery porridge’
thin, runny, weak, sloppy, dilute, diluted, watered down, thinned down, adulterated
tasteless, flavourless, insipid, bland
4‘the light was watery and grey’
pale, wan, thin, faint, weak, feeble, washed out, anaemic, colourless, insipid
5‘she dabbed at a watery eye’
tearful, teary, weeping, weepy, moist, rheumy, dewy-eyed
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