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2 marked by or abounding with rain
  • a wet and dreary day

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3 being under the influence of alcohol
  • designated a driver so the others could get wet and make it home safely at the end of the night

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4 appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way
  • things get more than a little wet during the opera's big death scene

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Synonyms & Antonyms of wet (Entry 2 of 3)

a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity
  • winced as he walked out into the wet without any protection

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wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry. slipped on the wet pavement damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture. clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness. a prisoner in a cold, dank cell moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry. treat the injury with moist heat humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air. a hot, humid climate

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The first known use of wet was before the 12th century

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“Wet.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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