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wet / wet/ • adj. (wet·ter , wet·test ) 1. covered or saturated with water or another liquid: she followed, slipping on the wet rock. ∎  (of the weather) rainy: a wet, windy evening. ∎  (of paint, ink, plaster, or a similar substance) not yet having dried or hardened. ∎  (of a baby or young child) having urinated in its diaper or underwear. ∎  involving the use of water or liquid: wet methods of photography. 2. inf. (of a country or region or of its legislation) allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages. ∎  (of a person) addicted to alcohol. 3. Brit., inf. showing a lack of forcefulness or strength of character; feeble: they thought the cadets were a bit wet. • v. (wet·ting ; past and past part. wet or wet·ted ) [tr.] cover or touch with liquid; moisten: he wet a finger and flicked through the pages | [as n.] (wetting) the wetting caused an aggravation of his gout. ∎  (esp. of a baby or young child) urinate in or on: the child wet the bed. ∎  (wet oneself) urinate involuntarily. • n. 1. liquid that makes something damp: I could feel the wet of his tears. ∎  (the wet) rainy weather: the race was held in the wet. ∎  a person opposed to the prohibition of alcoholic beverages. 2. Brit., inf. a person lacking forcefulness or strength of character. PHRASES: all wet completely wrong.wet behind the ears inf. lacking experience; immature.wet through (or to the skin) with one's clothes soaked; completely drenched.wet one's whistle inf. have a drink.DERIVATIVES: wet·ly adv.wet·ness n.wet·ta·ble adj.wet·tish adj.

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wet adj. From XIV. repr. pp. of the vb. wet, repl. wēt (mod. dial. weet) in standard Eng., from OE. (WS.) wǣt, (Angl.) wēt = On. vátr, based on the lengthened stem of WATER.
So sb. and vb., with shortening of vowel of OE. wǣt, wǣtan, ME. weet(e).

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WET West(ern) European Time

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