adjective, wet·ter, wet·test.
- marked by drinking: a wet night.
verb (used with object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
verb (used without object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for wet
Ken Chapman flies a strange-looking helicopter for Erickson Incorporated called an S-64 Aircrane, and to get the wet stuff on board, all he has to do is submerge a snorkel about 18 inches deep in a body of water.How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies|Rob Verger|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
While fire is a normal and necessary part of much of California’s forest and rangelands, the region’s trend toward heightened wet and dry extremes, coupled with overall warmer conditions, make the state especially primed for high-intensity burns.California and the Forest Service have a plan to prevent future catastrophic fires|Ula Chrobak|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
The MJO travels eastward along the equator as winds push warm, wet air high into the atmosphere, where the air dries out, cools and descends back toward the surface.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
I took a hose to the pack for a few minutes, and some of my outer layers got wet through the zippers.The Matador SEG42 Offers Unrivaled Gear Organization|Graham Averill|August 25, 2020|Outside Online
So don’t think you’re totally safe because, if something failed, this area will get wet.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone|MacKenzie Elmer|August 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
If those dry counties get wet, those border stores could find their revenue drying up.
A September poll found 79 percent of likely voters “believe that counties should decide for themselves whether to be wet or dry.”
Hassan's eyes are red and wet, but you can't tell if it's tears or just sweat.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Think the Frogtown settlers rinsed their tonsils with something that was “too wet to plow and too thick to drink”?
William slipped into a wet suit and got into the outdoor pool, snorkelling with a group of eight-year-olds.
Suddenly she perceived that her dress was wet with perspiration and grimy with dust.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly|Hamlin Garland
She wrote lines that leaped with laughter and words that were wet with tears.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The fact of his penury had been like a wet blanket upon him all day.The Man Who Lost Himself|H. De Vere Stacpoole
When Jemima comes back, I shall send her up to help you, and clear all the wet things away.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey
But the dear, honest, old fellow's paws are wet, and will ruin your pretty new pelisse.Helen|Maria Edgeworth
British Dictionary definitions for wet
adjective wetter or wettest
verb wets, wetting, wet or wetted
Derived forms of wet
Word Origin for wet
Idioms and Phrases with wet
In addition to the idioms beginning with wet
- wet behind the ears
- wet blanket
- wet one's whistle
- all wet
- get one's feet wet
- like (wet as) a drowned rat
- mad as a hornet (wet hen)