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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
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