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wetadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /wet/ -tt-
with liquid in, on, or around something; not dry: I stepped in a puddle of water and got my shoes wet.
If paint, ink, etc., is wet, it has not had time to dry.
Wet weather is weather with rain.
wetness
noun [U] us   /ˈwet·nəs/
A lot of the wetness will evaporate before the rain reaches the plant’s roots.

wetverb [T]

us   /wet/ present participle wetting, past tense and past participle wet or wetted
A person, esp. a child, who wets something causes it to become wet by urinating: He still sometimes wets his bed.
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"wet" in British English

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wetadjective

uk   /wet/ us   /wet/ wetter, wettest
  • wet adjective (NOT DRY)

A2 covered in water or another liquid: a wet floor a wet umbrella wet hair My bike got wet in the rain. I had to ride my bike in the rain and got soaking (= very) wet.informal You poor thing - you're all (= very) wet.
B1 Wet paint, ink, or a similar substance has not had time to dry and become hard: The paint's still wet. a notice saying "Wet paint!"
A2 used to describe weather or periods of time when rain falls: We've had wet weather all week. This is the first wet day for two months. The presentation will take place indoors if it's wet.
be wet through
to be completely wet: Come in quickly - you're wet through.

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wetly
adverb uk   /ˈwet.li/ us   /ˈwet.li/
wetness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwet.nəs/ us   /ˈwet.nəs/
A lot of the wetness will evaporate before the rain reaches the plant’s roots.

wetverb [T]

uk   /wet/ us   /wet/
to make something wet: Wet the powder thoroughly and mix to remove lumps. He wetted a dishcloth and tried to rub the mark away.
wet yourself wet the/your bed
to urinate in your bed by accident: She still sometimes wets the bed at night.

wetnoun

uk   /wet/ us   /wet/ UK
(Definition of wet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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