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wet

 (wĕt)
adj. wet·ter, wet·test
1. Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water: a wet towel.
2. Not yet dry or firm: wet paint.
3.
a. Stored in or prepared with water or other liquids.
b. Characterized by the use or presence of water or liquid reagents: wet chemistry.
c. Involving the performance of experiments rather than the design or analysis of them: a wet lab.
4.
a. Rainy, humid, or foggy: wet weather.
b. Characterized by frequent or heavy precipitation: a wet climate.
5. Informal Allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet county.
n.
1. Something that wets; moisture.
2. Rainy or snowy weather: go out into the wet.
3. Informal One who supports the legality of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
v. wet or wet·ted, wet·ting, wets
v.tr.
1. To make wet; dampen: wet a sponge.
2. To make (a bed or one's clothes) wet by urinating.
v.intr.
1. To become wet.
2. To urinate.
Idioms:
all wet Slang
Entirely mistaken.
wet behind the ears
Inexperienced; green.
wet (one's) whistle Informal
To take a drink.

[Middle English, from Old English wǣt; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

wet′ness n.
wet′ta·ble adj.
wet′ter n.

wetting

(ˈwɛtɪŋ)
n
1. the act or an instance of making something wet
2. (Physiology) the act or an instance of urinating (on something)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wetting - the act of making something wetwetting - the act of making something wet  
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
dousing, ducking, submersion, immersion - the act of wetting something by submerging it
drenching, sousing, soaking, souse - the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching"
dampening, moistening - the act of making something slightly wet
splashing, splash - the act of scattering water about haphazardly
watering - wetting with water; "the lawn needs a great deal of watering"
2.wetting - a euphemism for urinationwetting - a euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
micturition, urination - the discharge of urine
Translations

wetting

[ˈwetɪŋ] N to get a wettingmojarse, empaparse
to give sb a wettingmojar or empapar a algn

wetting

nunfreiwillige Dusche (inf); (= falling into water)unfreiwilliges Bad; to get a wettingklatschnass werden, eine Dusche abbekommen (inf), → ein unfreiwilliges Bad nehmen; to give somebody a wettingjdm eine Dusche/ein Bad verabreichen (inf)
adj (Chem) wetting agentNetzmittel nt; wetting solution (for contact lenses) → Benetzungsflüssigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
And now, if the gods be truly kind, we shall drift by that next headland and come upon a perfectly sheltered beach, where we may land without wetting our feet.
Then Robin's rage waxed furious, despite his wetting, and he took his bow and his arrows and let fly one shaft after another at the worthy friar.
Wet Wipe Having A Stratified Wetting Composition Therein And Process For Preparing Same: No.
Cognis Corporation's industrial coatings and adhesives division has expanded its Star product line with the introduction of a new range of wetting agents.
Cognis Corporation has announced the addition of Starfactant[TM] wetting agents to its Star[TM] product line.
Wetting balance has long been a useful laboratory test for evaluating solder wetting properties as a pre-screen for what can be expected in a printed circuit assembly process on the production floor.