Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun wetness caused by water
drops of wet gleamed on the window
verb cause to become wet
verb make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating
This eight year old boy still wets his bed
adjective covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
a wet bathing suit
adjective containing moisture or volatile components
adjective supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages
a wet candidate running on a wet platform
a wet county
adjective producing or secreting milk
a wet nurse
a wet cow
adjective satellite consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor
a wet cargo
a wet canteen
adjective satellite very drunk
pixilated; sozzled; soaked; tight; soused; sloshed; slopped; blotto; plastered; crocked; besotted; cockeyed; squiffy; pie-eyed; fuddled; smashed; blind drunk; stiff; loaded; pissed.
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comparative Wetter ; superlative Wettest Definitions
Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid; moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid upon the surface; " as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table. Wet cheeks."
Very damp; rainy; " as, . wet weather; a wet season Wet October's torrent flood."
(Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid;
as, the . wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed Refreshed with liquor; drunk. Slang
Syn. -- Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
Have here a cloth and wipe away the
Chaucer. Now the sun, with more effectual beams,
Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the
From drooping plant.
Milton. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
A dram; a drink. Slang
imperfect & past participle Wet (rarely Wetted); present participle & verbal noun Wetting Definitions
To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; "[The scene] did draw tears from me and as, to wet a sponge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth. wetted my paper."
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . .
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
Milton. Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
Walton. Webster 1913
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