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1. Literally, of a drink or solution that has been diluted with water. To reduce my daughter's sugar intake, I give her watered-down juice. That cleaner has such a strong smell that I can only use a watered-down version of it.
2. Inferior. That movie was terrible—it's basically just a watered-down version of the The Godfather.