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wet Idioms & Phrases


A wet blanket

  • anything which damps, chills, dispirits, or discourges.
Webster 1913

bed wetter

  • noun someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while asleep in bed
    wetter; bedwetter.
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bed-wetting

  • noun enuresis during sleep; especially common in children (who usually outgrow it)
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To wet one's whistle

  • to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor. Colloq.
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wet bar

  • noun a bar for mixing drinks that has a sink with running water
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wet blanket

  • noun someone who spoils the pleasure of others
    spoilsport; party pooper; killjoy.
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Wet blanket, Wet dock

  • etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.
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wet cell

  • noun a primary voltaic cell having a liquid electrolyte
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wet dream

  • noun an erotic dream (usually at night) accompanied by the (nocturnal) emission of semen
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wet fly

  • noun fisherman's fly that floats under the surface of the water
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Wet goods

  • intoxicating liquors. Slang
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wet lung

  • noun acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
    white lung; adult respiratory distress syndrome; ARDS.
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wet nurse

  • noun a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
    wetnurse; wet nurse; amah.
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Wet" nurse`
Definitions
  1. A nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another woman. Cf. Dry nurse.
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wet suit

  • noun a close-fitting garment made of a permeable material; worn in cold water (as by skin divers) to retain body heat
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wet-bulb thermometer

  • noun a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity
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wet-nurse

  • noun a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
    wetnurse; wet nurse; amah.
  • verb give suck to
    suckle; breastfeed; give suck; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places
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wet-shod

Wet"-shod` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the feet, or the shoes on the feet, wet.
Webster 1913

wetting agent

  • noun a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
    surfactant; surface-active agent; wetter.
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