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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.
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.
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.
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
1. To make wet; dampen: wet a sponge.
2. To make (a bed or one's clothes) wet by urinating.
1. To become wet.
2. To urinate.
all wet Slang
wet behind the ears
wet (one's) whistle Informal
To take a drink.
1. the act or an instance of making something wet
2. (Physiology) the act or an instance of urinating (on something)
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|Noun||1.||wetting - the act of making something wet |
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
drenching, sousing, soaking, souse - the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching"
watering - wetting with water; "the lawn needs a great deal of watering"
|2.||wetting - 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
n → unfreiwillige Dusche (inf); (= falling into water) → unfreiwilliges Bad; to get a wetting → klatschnass werden, eine Dusche abbekommen (inf), → ein unfreiwilliges Bad nehmen; to give somebody a wetting → jdm eine Dusche/ein Bad verabreichen (inf)
adj (Chem) wetting agent → Netzmittel nt; wetting solution (for contact lenses) → Benetzungsflüssigkeit f