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

Definition of wetter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative form of the adjective wet

a wetter climate a plant that grows in wetter regions


plural wetters

Definition of wetter (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of wetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The wetter areas were dense with sphagnum moss, the bog’s dominant and formative vegetation, its stems tangling deep into the water. William Atkins, Harper's Magazine, "[Letter from Ireland]," 23 June 2020 Southeast Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is expected to be on the east side of the storm, which is typically the wetter side. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Gov. Edwards: Cristobal 'has its sights set on Louisiana'," 4 June 2020 Happily, the ground around the Arctic Ocean currently appears wetter than average, except in the north-eastern-most reaches of Siberia. The Economist, "The fires within the deep Have Siberian fires been smouldering underground all winter?," 4 June 2020 The melting at South Dome, for instance, is likely to make the snow wetter and denser, according to Fettweis. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "High Temperatures Set Off Major Greenland Ice Melt—Again," 3 June 2020 This architecture worked equally well in wetter climates and was used in pre-Roman Britain. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Well, turns out the McCallister family’s notorious bed-wetter was destined to grow up to be the snarkiest member of Succession‘s first family: Roman Roy. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "10 Surprising Home Alone Facts That Will Hit You Like a Paint Can in the Face," 10 Dec. 2019 The Pilot was the bed-wetter in our cabin, earning our scorn and its last-place finish when its brakes started smoking after a few runs up and down our twisty road. Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver, "2017 Dodge Durango vs. 2017 GMC Acadia, 2017 Honda Pilot, 2017 Mazda CX-9, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas," 13 July 2017

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1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Wetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wetter. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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