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 battery casing often wasn’t even waterproof, so in wetter places batteries would ignite, and there was no protection against vandalism and theft. Wired, 8 July 2022 The grass will green up when cooler, wetter weather returns in fall. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2022 The models continue to delay the forward progress of this trough, or area of active weather, which in turn is delaying cooler and wetter southwesterly flow, the NWS Fairbanks four- to seven-day weather discussion said. Haley Brink, CNN, 3 July 2022 The area along the coast is completely different from inland areas that still qualify for the greater Sonoma Coast appellation, generally cooler in the days, warmer in the nights and wetter. New York Times, 30 June 2022 Australia’s east coast has experienced four major floods in less than 18 months as a persistent La Niña weather pattern has brought cooler, wetter conditions. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, 4 July 2022 La Niña, a large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, typically brings drier and warmer winters across the southern parts of North America and colder, wetter conditions in the north. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 June 2022 The report, released last week, shows increasingly wetter conditions in the Upper Mississippi over the past few decades, a trend that — spurred by climate change and land-use practices — looks likely to continue. Madeline Heim, Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2022 Milder winters, earlier springs, and wetter conditions are creating a perfect environment for the pests, which carry a host of dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wetter


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 19 Aug. 2022.

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