wet

wet
adjective (wetter, wettest)
1》 covered or saturated with liquid.
    ↘(of the weather) rainy.
    ↘involving the use of water or liquid.
2》 (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened.
3》 Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength of character; feeble.
4》 informal (of an area) allowing the free sale of alcoholic drink.
verb (wets, wetting; past and past participle wet or wetted) cover or touch with liquid.
↘(especially of a baby or young child) urinate in or on.
↘(wet oneself) urinate involuntarily.
dialect infuse (tea) by pouring on boiling water.
noun
1》 liquid that makes something damp.
    ↘(the wet) rainy weather.
    ↘Brit. informal a drink.
2》 Brit. informal a feeble person.
3》 Brit. a Conservative politician (especially in the 1980s) with liberal tendencies.
4》 US a person opposed to the prohibition of alcohol.
Phrases
all wet N. Amer. completely wrong.
wet the baby's head Brit. informal celebrate a baby's birth with a drink.
wet behind the ears informal lacking experience; immature.
wet one's whistle informal have a drink.
Derivatives
wetly adverb
wetness noun
wettable adjective
wettish adjective
Origin
OE wt (adjective andnoun), wtan (v.); related to water.

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