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wet down

verb

Definition of wet down

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dampen by sprinkling with water



Examples of wet down in a sentence

  1. <it will be easier to clean up if you wet down the surfaces first>

  2. <the stylist began by wetting down my hair>



1840

First Known Use of wet down

1840


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