wet ( wetter comparative) ( wettest superlative) ( wets 3rd person present) ( wetting present participle) ( wetted past tense & past participle )
The forms wet and wetted are both used as the past tense and past participle of the verb.
1 adj If something is wet, it is covered in water, rain, sweat, tears, or another liquid., (Antonym: dry)
He towelled his wet hair..., I lowered myself to the water's edge, getting my feet wet..., My gloves were soaking wet..., I saw his face was wet with tears.
wetly adv usu ADV after v
Her hair clung wetly to her head.
Anti-perspirants stop wetness, deodorants stop odour.
2 verb To wet something means to get water or some other liquid over it.
When assembling the pie, wet the edges where the two crusts join... V n
Fielding nervously wet his lips and tried to smile. V n
3 adj If the weather is wet, it is raining.
(=rainy) (Antonym: dry)
If the weather is wet or cold choose an indoor activity..., It was a miserable wet day.
The wet is used to mean wet weather., n-sing the N
They had come in from the cold and the wet...
4 adj If something such as paint, ink, or cement is wet, it is not yet dry or solid., (Antonym: dry)
I lay the painting flat to stop the wet paint running...
5 verb If people, especially children, wet their beds or clothes or wetthemselves, they urinate in their beds or in their clothes because they cannot stop themselves.
A quarter of 4-year-olds frequently wet the bed... V n
To put it plainly, they wet themselves. V pron-refl
6 If you say that someone is still wet behind the ears, you mean that they have only recently arrived in a new place or job, and are therefore still not experienced.
wet behind the ears phrase v-link PHR
wet blanket ( wet blankets plural ) If you say that someone is a wet blanket, you are criticizing them because they refuse to join other people in an enjoyable activity or because they want to stop other people enjoying themselves.
wet dream ( wet dreams plural )
1 n-count If a man has a wet dream, he has a dream about sex which causes him to have an orgasm while he is asleep.
2 n-count If someone says that a person or thing is a particular person's wet dream, they are saying in an unkind and mocking way that this person or thing would give that person a lot of pleasure.
INFORMAL, RUDE usu poss N
wet nurse ( wet nurses plural ) , wet-nurse In former times, a wet nurse was a woman who was paid to breast-feed another woman's baby. n-count
wet suit ( wet suits plural ) , wetsuit A wet suit is a close-fitting rubber suit which an underwater swimmer wears in order to keep their body warm. n-count