wettable

adjective

wet·​ta·​ble ˈwe-tə-bəl How to pronounce wettable (audio)
: capable of being wetted

Examples of wettable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This surface is completely wettable by nectar secreted at the inner margin of the peristome and by rain water, so that homogenous liquid films cover the surface under humid weather conditions. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 20 Feb. 2013 Spray tree with wettable sulfur or with lime sulfur in late winter just before the buds open and when rain isn’t expected soon. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, 11 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wettable was in 1885

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“Wettable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wettable. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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