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English definition of “wet”


verb [T]     /wet/
to make something wet: Wet the powder thoroughly and mix to remove lumps. He wetted a cloth and tried to rub the mark away.Wet weather and wetness wet yourself to urinate in your clothes by accidentUrine and urinatingBodily fluids and their production wet the/your bed to urinate in your bed by accident: She still sometimes wets the bed at night.Urine and urinatingBodily fluids and their production
(Definition of wet verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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