wet


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wet \Wet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Wetting.] [AS. w[=ae]tan.]
   To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle;
   to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the
   surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to
   wet the hands; to wet cloth. "[The scene] did draw tears from
   me and wetted my paper." --Burke.
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         Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . .
         Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky,
         Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
                                                  --Milton.
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   To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a
      dram of liquor. [Colloq.]
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            Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.
                                                  --Walton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wet \Wet\ (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.]
   [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel.
   v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See
   Water.]
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   1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid;
      moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid
      upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
      "Wet cheeks." --Shak.
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   2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet
      October's torrent flood." --Milton.
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   3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some
      other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in
      distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or
      fusion is employed.
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   4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.
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   Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
      etc.

   Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
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   Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wet \Wet\, n. [AS. w[=ae]ta. See Wet, a.]
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   1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable
      degree.
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            Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet. --Chaucer.
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            Now the sun, with more effectual beams,
            Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
            From drooping plant.                  --Milton.
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   2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
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   3. A dram; a drink. [Slang]
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