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wet

wet

 
 
pronunciation:
wet
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
wet behind the ears, all wet
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: wetter, wettest
definition 1: soaked, moistened, or covered with water or another liquid.
 
antonyms:
arid, dry
similar words:
aqueous, damp, drenched, moist, saturate, saturated, soaked, sodden, soggy, sopping
definition 2: characterized by the use of water or other liquid.
similar words:
liquid, water
definition 3: not yet dry.
wet cement
similar words:
damp, moist, sticky, tacky
definition 4: marked by rain, mist, or fog.
a wet afternoon
 
synonyms:
drippy
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
damp, dewy, drizzly, humid, misty, moist, rainy, sloppy, soppy
definition 5: (informal) permitting the sale of alcoholic beverages.
a wet county
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phrase: wet behind the ears
phrase: all wet
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: dampness; moisture.
synonyms:
damp, dampness, moisture
similar words:
humidity, vapor, water
definition 2: inclement weather; rain; snow.
She loves the sun and hates the wet.
similar words:
damp, humidity, rain, snow
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wet, wets, wetted, wetting
definition 1: to make wet, damp, or moist.
The maid wet the floor before sweeping.
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
bathe, dampen, drench, moisten, saturate, soak, wash, water
definition 2: to urinate on or in.
The baby wet the bed.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become wet.
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
dampen
definition 2: to urinate.
synonyms:
urinate
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derivations: wetly (adv.), wetness (n.), wetter (n.)