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wet·​ter ˈwe-tər How to pronounce wetter (audio)

comparative form of the adjective wet

a wetter climate
a plant that grows in wetter regions


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plural wetters
: one that wets something
a bed wetter
a soil wetter [=a wetting agent used on soil]

Examples of wetter in a Sentence

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The upper Midwest tends to be drier, while the Northeast tends to be a little wetter. CBS News, 12 Oct. 2023 That tends to lead to cooler and wetter in the region at this time of year. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2023 The models are suggesting a wetter than normal pattern is possible next week, especially the early part. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 For the Northeast, there is a chance that this will be a wetter than normal winter from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, to New York City and into southern New England. Max Golembo, ABC News, 25 Sep. 2023 Conditions tend to be warmer and wetter in the park's western half. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 The hurricane was at least 10% wetter because of climate change, according to an analysis by scientists at Stony Brook University and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 15 June 2023 Remember, the wetter, the better to prevent friction, tears, and discomfort! Dominique Fluker, Essence, 21 Sep. 2023 Some years are just warmer or cooler, or wetter or drier, than others. WIRED, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1737, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wetter was in 1737

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“Wetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wetter. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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