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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wet \Wet\ (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.]
[OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel.
v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See
1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid;
moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid
upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
"Wet cheeks." --Shak.
2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet
October's torrent flood." --Milton.
3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some
other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in
distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or
fusion is employed.
4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.
Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of
a liquid in which it is dissolved [syn: wetting agent,
wetter, surfactant, surface-active agent]
2: a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
3: someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while
asleep in bed [syn: bedwetter, bed wetter, wetter]
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