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Definition 1: wetness caused by water - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drops of wet gleamed on the window

Synonyms for wet in the sense of this definition

(wet is a kind of ...) the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)

"he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"

Definition 2: make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating - [verb of body]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This eight year old boy still wets his bed

(wet is a kind of ...) eliminate urine

"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Definition 3: cause to become wet - [verb of change]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Wet your face

(wet is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of wet ) cover with drops of dew or as with dew

(... is a kind of wet ) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

"souse water on his hot face"

(... is a kind of wet ) make moist

"The dew moistened the meadows"

(... is a kind of wet ) supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

"Water the fields"

(... is a kind of wet ) scatter with liquid; wet lightly

"Sprinkle the lawn"

(... is a kind of wet ) wet with a spurt of liquid

"spurt the wall with water"

(... is a kind of wet ) wet thoroughly

Definition 4: covered or soaked with a liquid such as water - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet bathing suit
  • wet sidewalks
  • wet weather

(wet is similar to ...) filled with water

"watery soil"

(wet is similar to ...) moist, damp, wet (especially of air)

"the raw and theumy damp of night air"

(wet is similar to ...) wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material

"a sloppy floor" "a sloppy saucer"

(wet is similar to ...) (of weather) wet by periods of rain

"showery weather" "rainy days"

(wet is similar to ...) filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist

"a steaming kettle" "steamy towels"

(wet is similar to ...) moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body

"felt sticky and chilly at the same time"

(wet is similar to ...) (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch

"tacky varnish"

(wet is similar to ...) still wet or moist

(wet is similar to ...) wet as from washing; sometimes used in combination

"rain-washed"

(wet is similar to ...) wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears

"wiped his reeking neck"

(wet is similar to ...) hot or warm and humid

"muggy weather" "the steamy tropics" "sticky weather"

(wet is similar to ...) wet with mist

"the misty evening"

(wet is similar to ...) wet with dew

(wet is similar to ...) sprinkled over

"glistening grass besprent with raindrops"

(wet is similar to ...) (of soil) soft and watery

"the ground was boggy under foot" "a marshy coastline" "miry roads" "wet mucky lowland" "muddy barnyard" "quaggy terrain" "the sloughy edge of the pond" "swampy bayous"

(wet is similar to ...) unpleasantly cool and humid

"a clammy handshake" "clammy weather" "a dank cellar" "dank rain forests"

(wet is similar to ...) slightly wet

"clothes damp with perspiration" "a moist breeze" "eyes moist with tears"

(wet is similar to ...) wet through and through; thoroughly wet

"stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain" "the speaker's sodden collar" "soppy clothes"

(wet is similar to ...) wet with light rain

"a sad drizzly day" "a wet drippy day"

(wet is similar to ...) containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor

"humid air" "humid weather"

(... are attributes of wet) the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)

"he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"

Definition 5: producing or secreting milk - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet nurse
  • a wet cow
  • lactating cows

Synonyms for wet in the sense of this definition

(wet is similar to ...) having recently calved and therefore able to give milk

"the cow is fresh"

Definition 6: supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet candidate running on a wet platform
  • a wet county

Definition 7: containing moisture or volatile components - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wet paint

Definition 8: consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet cargo
  • a wet canteen

(wet is similar to ...) characteristic of or containing alcohol

"alcoholic drinks"

Definition 9: very drunk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for wet in the sense of this definition

(wet is similar to ...) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

"a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors" "helplessly inebriated"

(wet is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

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