rewet

verb re·wet \ (ˌ)rē-ˈwet \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rewet

rewet or rewetted; rewetting
: to make (something) wet or moist again
  • rewet his hair
  • rewet the sponge
  • True gouache can be rewetted after it has dried.
  • —William F. Powell
  • Blinking … cleans and rewets the eye surface to maintain clear vision.
  • The Aging Eye

rewetting

adjective
    • prescribed rewetting drops/solution for dry eyes

First Known Use of rewet

1822

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