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 for wet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wet \Wet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Wetting.] [AS. w[=ae]tan.]
     To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle;
     to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the
     surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to
     wet the hands; to wet cloth. "[The scene] did draw tears from
     me and wetted my paper." --Burke.
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           Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . .
           Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
           Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
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     To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a
        dram of liquor. [Colloq.]
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              Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
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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
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     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.
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     2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet
        October's torrent flood." --Milton.
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     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.
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     4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.
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     Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
     Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
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     Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wet \Wet\, n. [AS. w[=ae]ta. See Wet, a.]
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     1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable
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              Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet. --Chaucer.
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              Now the sun, with more effectual beams,
              Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
              From drooping plant.                  --Milton.
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     2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
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     3. A dram; a drink. [Slang]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet
             bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather" [ant:
      2: containing moisture or volatile components; "wet paint" [ant:
      3: supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of
         alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet
         platform"; "a wet county" [ant: dry]
      4: producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow";
         "lactating cows" [syn: wet, lactating] [ant: dry]
      5: consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; "a wet cargo";
         "a wet canteen"
      6: very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto,
         crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed,
         pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed,
         smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff,
         tight, wet]
      n 1: wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the
           window" [syn: moisture, wet]
      v 1: cause to become wet; "Wet your face" [ant: dry, dry
      2: make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year
         old boy still wets his bed"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  221 Moby Thesaurus words for "wet":
     Scotch mist, apish, asinine, asperge, batty, bedew, befooled,
     beguiled, besotted, bespatter, besprinkle, blood rain, bogginess,
     boggy, boozy, brainless, buffoonish, canned, cat-and-dog weather,
     cockeyed, crazy, credulous, dabble, daffy, daft, damp, dampen,
     dampish, dampness, dank, dash, dazed, deluge, dew, dewiness, dewy,
     dirty weather, disguised, dizzy, doting, douche, douse, draft,
     dram, drench, drenched, drink, dripping, drizzle, drop, drown,
     drunk, dumb, evening mist, exudation, fall, fatuitous, fatuous,
     fenny, fill, flaky, flurry, fogginess, fond, fool, foolheaded,
     foolish, fuddled, futile, gaga, gargle, goofy, gout of rain,
     gulled, guzzle, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humectation,
     humid, humidify, humor, idiotic, imbecile, impregnate, inane,
     inebriated, inept, infatuated, insane, irrigate, jigger, jolt,
     kooky, lave, libation, loony, mad, make water, marshiness, marshy,
     maudlin, mist, mistiness, misty rain, mizzle, moist, moisten,
     moistiness, moistness, moisture, monsoon, moronic, muggy, nip,
     number one, nutty, paddle, patter, pee, pee-pee, peg, piddle, piss,
     pitter-patter, pixilated, plastered, potation, potion,
     precipitation, predominance of Aquarius, pull, pump bilge, rain,
     raindrop, rainfall, raininess, rains, rainwater, rainy, rainy day,
     rainy season, rainy weather, rinse, roric, roriferous, round,
     round of drinks, sappy, saturate, saturated, screwy, senseless,
     sentimental, sheet of rain, shot, shower, showeriness, silly, sip,
     slobber, slop, slosh, slug, snifter, snort, soak, soaked, soaking,
     sodden, soddenness, sogginess, soggy, sop, soppiness, sopping,
     soppy, souse, soused, sparge, spatter, spell of rain,
     spend a penny, splash, splatter, sponge, spot, spray, spring rains,
     sprinkle, stale, sticky, stormy weather, stupid, suck, sup,
     swampiness, swampy, swash, swig, swill, syringe, tacky,
     thoughtless, tot, undried, unfrozen hydrometeor, urinate, wacky,
     wash, water, wateriness, wee-wee, wet down, wet season,
     wet weather, wetness, wettish, wettishness, witless

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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