wet

Definitions of wet
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n wetness caused by water

“drops of wet gleamed on the window”
Synonyms:
moisture
Type of:
wetness
the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)

adj 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 air)
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
Antonyms:
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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adj containing moisture or volatile components

wet paint”
Antonyms:
dry
lacking moisture or volatile components

adj producing or secreting milk

“a wet nurse”
“a wet cow”
Synonyms:
lactating
fresh
having recently calved and therefore able to give milk
Antonyms:
dry
not producing milk
milkless
having no milk
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adj consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor

“a wet cargo”
“a wet canteen”
Synonyms:
alcoholic
characteristic of or containing alcohol

adj supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages

“a wet candidate running on a wet platform”
“a wet county”
Antonyms:
dry
opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages

adj very drunk

Synonyms:
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated
stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

v cause to become wet

Wet your face”
Antonyms:
dry, dry out
remove the moisture from and make dry
Types:
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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

v make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating

“This eight year old boy still wets his bed”

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