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English adjective: wet

1. wet covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

SamplesA wet bathing suit.
Wet sidewalks.
Wet weather.

Similarbedewed, besprent, boggy, clammy, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, drippy, drizzly, humid, marshy, miry, misty, moist, mucky, muddy, muggy, quaggy, rainy, reeking, rheumy, showery, sloppy, sloppy, sloughy, sodden, soggy, soppy, squashy, steaming, steamy, steamy, sticky, sticky, swampy, tacky, undried, washed, waterlogged, watery, watery



2. wet containing moisture or volatile components

SamplesWet paint.


3. wet supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages

SamplesA wet candidate running on a wet platform.
A wet county.


4. wet producing or secreting milk

SamplesA wet nurse.
A wet cow.
Lactating cows.




5. wet consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor

SamplesA wet cargo.
A wet canteen.



6. wet very drunk

Synonymsbesotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight

Similardrunk, inebriated, intoxicated

Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular


English noun: wet

1. wet (state) wetness caused by water

SamplesDrops of wet gleamed on the window.


Broader (hypernym)wetness

English verb: wet

1. wet (change) cause to become wet

SamplesWet your face.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)bedew, besprinkle, dampen, douse, douse, dowse, dowse, drench, irrigate, moisten, soak, sop, souse, sparge, sprinkle, squirt, wash, water

Antonymsdry, dry out

2. wet (body) make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating

SamplesThis eight year old boy still wets his bed.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee

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