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  • verb Present participle of wet.
  • noun The act of making something wet.
  • noun The act of accidental urination on or in something.
  • adjective That makes (something) wet.

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

  • noun the act of making something wet
  • noun a euphemism for urination


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Clearing up the constipation can lead to a dramatic improvement in wetting.

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  • Again, the effects are what raise the bar a tad with decapitation in broad daylight, and a halving complete with pants wetting, which is a nice realistic touch to me.

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  • He never shot anyone and humbly recalls wetting his pants under the intense pressure of the moment.

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  • And it looks like you're kind of wetting down or hosing down the bridge, in prescription that flames might get there.

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  • Look at that, it's kind of wetting the lens there.

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  • The numerous mountain-fed streams rendered the great depth of loam very sloppy, in consequence of which several accidents occurred before we reached the camp, such as wetting cloth, mildewing tea, watering sugar, and rusting tools; but prompt attention to these necessary things saved us from considerable loss.

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  • Here’s a nicely central finding: ‘East Africa [has] a relatively stable [rainfall] regime with some evidence of long-term wetting’.

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  • Eggs are used both as an aerating agent and as one of the "wetting" materials.

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  • When you wash your hands, you take a towel to wipe off the water; and it is by that kind of wetting, or that kind of attraction which makes the towel become wet with water, that the wick is made wet with the tallow.

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  • This being exactly what the chairman wanted, he mused for a little time, performed that agreeable ceremony which is popularly termed wetting one’s whistle, and went on thus:

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