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water sth down

phrasal verb with water uk   us   /ˈwɔːtər/ verb
to intentionally make an ​idea, a ​proposal, or an ​opinion less extreme or forceful, usually so that other ​people will ​accept it: The ​report was watered down by the ​committee.
watered-down
adjective
The Senate ​approved a slightly watered-down ​version of the labour-reform ​bill.
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