Definition of Wet

Pronunciation: wĕt
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.
2.Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.
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.
Wet blanket
etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.
Wet goods
intoxicating liquors.
1.Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet.
- Chaucer.
Now the sun, with more effectual beams,
Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
From drooping plant.
- Milton.
2.Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
3.A dram; a drink.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. & vb. n. Wetting.]
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . .
Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
- Milton.
To wet one's whistle
to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor.
Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
- Walton.

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