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wet·suit

also wet suit  (wĕt′so͞ot′)
n.
A tight-fitting, usually rubber garment designed to keep the body warm in water by trapping water next to the skin, used especially in scuba diving and water sports.
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wet suit

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wetsuit

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a close-fitting rubber suit used by skin divers, yachtsmen, etc, to retain body heat when they are immersed in water or sailing in cold weather
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wet′ suit`


n.
a close-fitting rubber or rubberlike suit worn for body warmth, as by scuba divers or surfers.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wet suit - a close-fitting garment made of a permeable materialwet suit - a close-fitting garment made of a permeable material; worn in cold water (as by skin divers) to retain body heat
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Translations

wet suit

nmuta (da subacqueo)
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That's not even taking the weather into consideration, which everyone should, if they don't own a wet suit and can paddle their own canoe.
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