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watered-down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwatered-downˌwatered-ˈdown adjective 🔊 🔊 REDUCEa watered-down plan, report etc has been changed so that it is less extreme or forceful than when it was first written – used to show disapprovalwater down 🔊 a watered-down version of the original
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watered-downCourses should not be watered-down linguistics.It has to be understood that the general and critical does not mean the vague, the watered-down, or the journalistic.He is the only major figure offering an alternative party programme which is not a watered-down version of Mrs Thatcher's.The House approved a watered-down version of the bill in November.watered-down versionHe is the only major figure offering an alternative party programme which is not a watered-down version of Mrs Thatcher's.
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