re·​wet (ˌ)rē-ˈwet How to pronounce rewet (audio)
rewet or rewetted; rewetting

transitive verb

: 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

Examples of rewet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thatch does not rewet easily once dry, and once wet stays wet, providing excellent conditions for disease. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2023 Sure the concept of dry shampoo isn't new, but waterless or low-water options can provide the same level of deep clean as a liquid formula — without having to rewet your entire head. Nykia Spradley, Allure, 19 Aug. 2021 When the researchers rewet the paper, the battery produced 0.5 volt for more than an hour. Anna Blaustein, Scientific American, 29 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rewet was in 1822

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“Rewet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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