Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that wets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of wet: more wet
  • n. Agent noun of wet; someone who wets something as part of some process.
  • n. A wetting agent or surfactant.
  • n. A bedwetter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who wets, or practises wetting, for some purpose; specifically, in printing, a workman who wets down paper. See phrase under wet, transitive verb

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
  • n. someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while asleep in bed
  • n. a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved

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Examples

  • Inland is a barren coastal savanna with, in wetter areas, sedge prairie Rhynchospora spp.,

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  • German operators had bad security habits like using their girlfriend's initials or cuss words to set the rotors or starting off all of theirweather station reports with the word wetter or the acronym weub.

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  • Since the five ACIA-designated models project that the Arctic will become a "wetter" place [23] (section 4.4.3), the capture of particulates and contaminants that partition strongly into water is likely to significantly increase by a factor that could more than offset efforts to reduce global emissions.

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  • By Ange, at 4/24/2006 10:24:00 AM glad to see you enjoyed them and found them just as indulgent. more cherries would have made for a "wetter" batter ... so yah more baking time required. were you able to get them back in the oven for more baking time?

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  • The spiracles, or breathing holes, which normally are able to repel water, are entered by the "wetter" water, suffocating the bee.

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  • "And we hasn't got any umbrella, and I'm gettin 'wetter'n wetter!" half sobbed Flossie.

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  • Boxing-day will inevitably be "wetter" in every sense than usual this year, internally and externally.

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  • More people are apt to accept this, as they are experiencing a change in their local weather such as wetter and cooler winters, and warmer summers.

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  • At the Good Table, I picked up a much-needed scraper for handling those 'wetter' bread doughs, but that's a boring a picture.

    mainely stitching

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