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Spanish translation of “whet”


verb /wet/ (past tense, past participle whetted)
to sharpen (a tool ) by rubbing it on a grindstone or whetstone .
to make (one’s appetite ) keen
despertar , abrir
Here’s a delicious pasta dish that will really whet your appetite .
whetstone noun a stone for sharpening the blades of knives etc.
piedra de amolar
(Definition of whet from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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