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watered stock

noun [C or U]
 
 
US FINANCE
in the past, a company's shares that were shown in its accounts at a higher value than a company’s real assets, used to deceive the authorities and possible investors: This is an industry which has never issued watered stock.
(Definition of watered stock from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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