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Wet

Covered or saturated with water or another liquid
She followed, slipping on the wet rock
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Whet

Sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon)
She took out her dagger and began to whet its blade in even, rhythmic strokes
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Wet

Showing a lack of forcefulness or strength of character; feeble
They thought the cadets were a bit wet
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Whet

A thing that stimulates appetite or desire
He swallowed his two dozen oysters as a whet
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Wet

(of a country or region or of its legislation) allowing the free sale of alcoholic drink.
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Whet

To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone.
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Wet

Cover or touch with liquid; moisten
He wetted a finger and flicked through the pages
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Whet

To make more keen; stimulate
The frying bacon whetted my appetite.
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Wet

Liquid that makes something damp
I could feel the wet of his tears
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Whet

Something that whets the appetite or desire.
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Wet

A person lacking forcefulness or strength of character
There are sorts who look like gangsters and sorts who look like wets
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Whet

(transitive) To hone or rub on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening – see whetstone.
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Wet

A person opposed to the prohibition of alcohol.
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Whet

(transitive) To stimulate or make more keen.
To whet one's appetite or one's courage
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Wet

Covered or soaked with a liquid, such as water
A wet towel.
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Whet

To preen.
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Wet

Not yet dry or firm
Wet paint.
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Whet

The act of whetting something.
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Wet

Stored in or prepared with water or other liquids.
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Whet

That which whets or sharpens; especially, an appetizer.
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Wet

Characterized by the use or presence of water or liquid reagents
Wet chemistry.
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Whet

To rub or on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a knife.
The mower whets his scythe.
Here roams the wolf, the eagle whets his beak.
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Wet

Involving the performance of experiments rather than the design or analysis of them
A wet lab.
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Whet

To make sharp, keen, or eager; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite or the courage.
Since Cassius first did whet me against Cæsar,I have not slept.
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Wet

Rainy, humid, or foggy
Wet weather.
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Whet

The act of whetting.
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Wet

Characterized by frequent or heavy precipitation
A wet climate.
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Whet

That which whets or sharpens; esp., an appetizer.
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Wet

(Informal) Allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages
A wet county.
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Whet

Make keen or more acute;
Whet my appetite
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Wet

Something that wets; moisture.
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Whet

Sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
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Wet

Rainy or snowy weather
Go out into the wet.
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Wet

(Informal) One who supports the legality of the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
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Wet

To make wet; dampen
Wet a sponge.
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Wet

To make (a bed or one's clothes) wet by urinating.
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Wet

To become wet.
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Wet

To urinate.
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Wet

Made up of liquid or moisture, usually (but not always) water.
Water is wet.
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Wet

Of an object, etc.: covered or impregnated with liquid, usually (but not always) water.
I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet.
The baby is wet and needs its nappy changed.
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Wet

Of a burrito, sandwich, or other food: covered in a sauce.
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Wet

Of calligraphy and fountain pens: depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
This pen’s a wet writer, so it’ll feather on this cheap paper.
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Wet

Of a sound recording: having had audio effects applied.
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Wet

Of weather or a time period: rainy.
It’s going to be wet tomorrow.
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Wet

(aviation) Using afterburners or water injection for increased engine thrust.
This fighter jet's engine is rated for a maximum wet thrust of 450 kilonewtons, more than twice its max dry thrust, but the afterburner eats up a huge amount of fuel.
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Wet

(slang) Of a person: inexperienced in a profession or task; having the characteristics of a rookie.
That guy’s wet; after all, he just started yesterday.
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Wet

Sexually aroused and thus having the vulva moistened with vaginal secretions.
He got me all wet.
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Wet

Ineffectual, feeble, showing no strength of character.
Don’t be so wet.
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Wet

(retronym) Permitting alcoholic beverages.
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Wet

Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
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Wet

Of a scientist or laboratory: working with biological or chemical matter.
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Wet

(chemistry) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.
The wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed
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Wet

Involving assassination or "wet work".
A wet affair; a wet job; wet stuff
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Wet

Of a Quaker: liberal with respect to religious observance.
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Wet

Liquid or moisture.
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Wet

Rainy weather.
Don't go out in the wet.
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Wet

(Australia) Rainy season. (often capitalized)
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Wet

A moderate Conservative; especially, one who opposed the hard-line policies of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
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Wet

(colloquial) An alcoholic drink.
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Wet

One who supports the consumption of alcohol and thus opposes Prohibition.
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Wet

A tyre for use in wet weather.
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Wet

A weak or sentimental person; a wimp or softie.
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Wet

(transitive) To cover or impregnate with liquid.
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Wet

(transitive) To make (oneself, clothing, a bed, etc.) wet by accidental urination.
Johnny wets the bed several times a week.
She was laughing so hard she wet her pants.
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Wet

(intransitive) To make or become wet.
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Wet

To form an intermetallic bond between a solder and a metal substrate.
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Wet

To celebrate by drinking alcohol.
To wet the baby's head
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Wet

Misspelling of whet
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Wet

To kill or seriously injure.
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Wet

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.
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Wet

Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.
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Wet

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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Wet

Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
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Wet

Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet.
Now the sun, with more effectual beams,Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wetFrom drooping plant.
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Wet

Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
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Wet

A dram; a drink.
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Wet

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.
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . . Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
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Wet

Wetness caused by water;
Drops of wet gleamed on the window
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Wet

Cause to become wet;
Wet your face
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Wet

Make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating;
This eight year old boy still wets his bed
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Wet

Covered or soaked with a liquid such as water;
A wet bathing suit
Wet sidewalks
Wet paint
Wet weather
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Wet

Supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages;
A wet candidate running on a wet platform
A wet county
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Wet

Producing or secreting milk;
A wet nurse
A wet cow
Lactating cows
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Wet

Consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor;
A wet cargo
A wet canteen
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Wet

Very drunk
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