Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On a glass plate placed on a leveled stand, is laid a sheet of paper previously wetted, which is then flattened into contact with an India rubber squeegee, taking care to remove the air bubbles interposed.

    Photographic Reproduction Processes

  • I wetted my lips, trying not to notice the way my mouth suddenly went dry.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Thanks to you both for an interview that just “wetted” my appetite for the new book (s).

    Douglas Preston is Interviewed by Jonathan Maberry

  • A worldwide characteristic of rocky shores is the vertical layers, or zones, of animals and plants extending from the species that are almost always immersed to those that are only wetted by the highest tides or wave splash.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • To satirize the sycophants among his courtiers, King Canute sarcastically commanded the waves to keep their distance and allowed his own majesty to be wetted by the tides: now we give the name Canute to anyone in authority who foolishly attempts to ward off the inevitable.

    Demons and Dictionaries

  • “This is ridiculous,” Sharon muttered under her breath and wetted the cloth again so she could rinse the soap from his leg.

    Western Man

  • The new bill would amend the standard "so that any wetted surface of plumbing fixtures cannot contain more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent lead."

    New bill would help get the lead out of drinking water

  • Afterwards, lying in bed with the hot-water bottle cold at my feet, the weak odor of wetted leaves wafts under the door, the bathroom too far away from the safety of the bedroom.

    bolt the door

  • He wetted himself half-way to the knees before he floundered out to the firm crust.

    To Build A Fire

  • He made the full range of dishes you can expect from a good fawal: foul, hummus, and hummus with meat; msabbaha (the swimming), whole chickpeas bathed in lemony garlicky tahini sauce; balila (the wetted), whole chickpeas mixed with garlic, salt, and cumin.

    Day of Honey

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