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 for watery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watery \Wa"ter*y\, a. [AS. waeterig.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water. "The
        watery god." --Dryden. "Fish within their watery
        residence." --Milton.
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     2. Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful.
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     3. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as,
        watery humors.
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              The oily and watery parts of the aliment.
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     4. Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid;
        tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: filled with water; "watery soil"
      2: wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears;
         "wiped his reeking neck" [syn: reeking, watery]
      3: relating to or resembling or consisting of water; "a watery
         substance"; "a watery color"
      4: overly diluted; thin and insipid; "washy coffee"; "watery
         milk"; "weak tea" [syn: watery, washy, weak]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  171 Moby Thesaurus words for "watery":
     Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, airy, anemic, aquatic, aqueous,
     ascetic, attenuate, attenuated, austere, banal, bland, bloodless,
     boyish, changeable, dead, delicate, diaphanous, dilute, diluted,
     dwarfed, dwarfish, ethereal, excretory, exiguous, fade, fine,
     fine-drawn, finespun, flat, flavorless, flimsy, flowing, fluent,
     fluid, fluidal, fluidic, fluxible, fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary,
     frail, frugal, gauzy, girlish, gossamer, gracile, gruelly,
     halfhearted, hydrated, hydraulic, hydrous, impoverished, inane,
     indecisive, indifferent, infirm of purpose, infirm of will,
     insipid, insubstantial, irresolute, jejune, juicy, lachrymal,
     lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, lacy,
     lean, light, limited, liquid, liquidy, meager, mean, mild,
     milk-and-water, milky, miserly, misty, mushy, namby-pamby, narrow,
     neutral, niggardly, pallid, paltry, papery, pappy, parsimonious,
     plashy, poor, pulpy, puny, rare, rarefied, rheumy, runny, salivant,
     salivary, salivous, sapless, sappy, savorless, scant, scanty,
     scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, secretional, secretive, secretory,
     seminal, serous, sialagogic, skimp, skimpy, slender, slenderish,
     slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, sloppy, small, spare,
     sparing, spermatic, spiceless, splashy, stale, starvation, stingy,
     stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, subtle, succulent,
     svelte, swashy, sylphlike, tasteless, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied,
     thin-set, thin-spun, thinnish, threadlike, unflavored,
     unnourishing, unnutritious, unsavory, vague, vapid, washy,
     wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watering, waterish, weak,
     willowy, wiredrawn, wishy-washy, wispy

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