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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-terd, wot-erd]
    • /ˈwɔ tərd, ˈwɒt ərd/
    • /ˈwɔː.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-terd, wot-erd]
    • /ˈwɔ tərd, ˈwɒt ərd/

Definitions of watered word

  • adjective watered of or relating to water in any way: a water journey. 1
  • adjective watered holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug. 1
  • adjective watered worked or powered by water: a water turbine. 1
  • adjective watered heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): hot-water furnace; city waterworks. 1
  • adjective watered used in or on water: water skis. 1
  • adjective watered containing or prepared with water, as for hardening or dilution: water mortar. 1

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Origin of watered

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at water, -ed2, -ed3

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Parts of speech for Watered


watered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for watered

noun watered

  • drank — a simple past tense and past participle of drink.
  • rained — water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) in diameter. Compare drizzle (def 6).

verb watered

  • soaked — to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid.
  • irrigated — Simple past tense and past participle of irrigate.
  • drenched — to wet thoroughly; soak.
  • dampened — to make damp; moisten: to dampen a sponge.
  • hosed — a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point: a garden hose; a fire hose.

Antonyms for watered

noun watered

  • iced — of or made of ice: ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
  • sleeted — precipitation in the form of ice pellets created by the freezing of rain as it falls (distinguished from hail2. ).

verb watered

  • collected — An author's collected works or letters are all their works or letters published in one book or in a set of books.
  • dehydrated — (of organisms) deprived of vital water or moisture
  • dirtied — Simple past tense and past participle of dirty.
  • dried — simple past tense and past participle of dry.
  • gathered — Simple past tense and past participle of gather.

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