Wet Wet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wet} (rarely {Wetted}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wetting}.] [AS. w[=ae]tan.] To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth. ``[The scene] did draw tears from me and wetted my paper.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . . Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To wet one's whistle}, to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles. --Walton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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