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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Wet


WET, adjective [Gr., Latin ]

1. Containing water, as wet land, or a wet cloth; or having water or other liquid upon the surface, as a wet table. wet implies more water or liquid than moist or humid.

2. Rainy; as wet weather; a wet season.

WET, noun

1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree. Wear thick shoes or pattens to keep your feet from the wet

2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

WET, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive wet But wetted is sometimes used.

1. To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle or humectate; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in liquor; as, to wet a spunge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth.

WET the thirsty earth with falling showrs.

2. To moisten with drink.