wet

Definitions of wet
  1. noun
    wetness caused by water
    “drops of wet gleamed on the window”
    synonyms: moisture
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    type of:
    wetness
    the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  2. adjective
    covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
    “a wet bathing suit”
    wet sidewalks”
    wet weather”
    Synonyms:
    bedewed, dewy
    wet with dew
    besprent
    sprinkled over
    boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged
    (of soil) soft and watery
    clammy, dank
    unpleasantly cool and humid
    damp, dampish, moist
    slightly wet
    sodden, soppy
    wet through and through; thoroughly wet
    drippy, drizzly
    wet with light rain
    humid
    containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor
    misty
    wet with mist
    muggy, steamy, sticky
    hot or warm and humid
    reeking, watery
    wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
    rheumy
    moist, damp, wet (especially of the eyes)
    sloppy
    wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material
    rainy, showery
    (of weather) wet by periods of rain
    steaming, steamy
    filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist
    sticky
    moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
    tacky
    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    undried
    still wet or moist
    washed
    wet as from washing; sometimes used in combination
    watery
    filled with water
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    dry
    free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
    adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked
    dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
    air-dried
    made dry by contact with unheated air
    air-dry
    not giving off moisture on exposure to the air
    arid, waterless
    lacking sufficient water or rainfall
    bone dry, bone-dry
    without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone
    desiccated, dried-out
    thoroughly dried out
    dried
    not still wet
    dried-up
    depleted of water
    dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered
    (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    dry-shod
    having or keeping the feet or shoes dry
    kiln-dried
    dried in a kiln
    rainless
    lacking rain
    semiarid
    somewhat arid
    semi-dry
    somewhat dry
    thirsty
    needing moisture
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  3. adjective
    containing moisture or volatile components
    wet paint”
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    Antonyms:
    dry
    lacking moisture or volatile components
  4. adjective
    producing or secreting milk
    “a wet nurse”
    “a wet cow”
    synonyms: lactating
    fresh
    having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
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    dry
    not producing milk
    milkless
    having no milk
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  5. adjective
    consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor
    “a wet cargo”
    “a wet canteen”
    Synonyms:
    alcoholic
    characteristic of or containing alcohol
  6. adjective
    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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    Antonyms:
    dry
    opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  7. adjective
    very drunk
    synonyms: cockeyed
    drunk, inebriated, intoxicated
    stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  8. verb
    cause to become wet
    Wet your face”
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    Antonyms:
    dry, dry out
    remove the moisture from and make dry
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    bedew
    cover with drops of dew or as with dew
    douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse
    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    dampen, moisten, wash
    make moist
    irrigate, water
    supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
    besprinkle, sparge, sprinkle
    scatter with liquid; wet lightly
    squirt
    wet with a spurt of liquid
    douse, dowse
    wet thoroughly
    humidify, moisturise, moisturize
    make (more) humid
    brine
    soak in brine
    bedraggle, draggle
    make wet and dirty, as from rain
    bate
    soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
    ret
    place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
    hose, hose down
    water with a hose
    baste
    cover with liquid before cooking
    flush
    cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
    flush, sluice
    irrigate with water from a sluice
    hush
    run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
    squish
    put (a liquid) into a container or another place by means of a squirting action
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  9. verb
    make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating
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