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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Water  \Wa"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Watered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Watering}.]  [AS.  w[ae]terian,  gew[ae]terian.] 
  1.  To  wet  or  supply  with  water;  to  moisten;  to  overflow  with 
  water;  to  irrigate;  as  to  water  land;  to  water  flowers. 
 
  With  tears  watering  the  ground.  --Milton. 
 
  Men  whose  lives  gilded  on  like  rivers  that  water  the 
  woodlands.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  supply  with  water  for  drink;  to  cause  or  allow  to 
  drink;  as  to  water  cattle  and  horses. 
 
  3.  To  wet  and  calender,  as  cloth,  so  as  to  impart  to  it  a 
  lustrous  appearance  in  wavy  lines;  to  diversify  with 
  wavelike  lines;  as  to  water  silk.  Cf  {Water},  n.,  6. 
 
  4.  To  add  water  to  (anything),  thereby  extending  the  quantity 
  or  bulk  while  reducing  the  strength  or  quality;  to  extend; 
  to  dilute;  to  weaken. 
 
  {To  water  stock},  to  increase  the  capital  stock  of  a  company 
  by  issuing  new  stock,  thus  diminishing  the  value  of  the 
  individual  shares.  Cf  {Water},  n.,  7.  [Brokers'  Cant] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  watered 
  adj  :  of  silk  fabric;  having  a  wavelike  pattern  [syn:  {moire}] 




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