Wet Wet (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. {Wetter}; superl. {Wettest}.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel. v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See {Water}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid; moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table. ``Wet cheeks.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. ``Wet October's torrent flood.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed. [1913 Webster]

4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{Wet blanket}, {Wet dock}, etc. See under {Blanket}, {Dock}, etc.

{Wet goods}, intoxicating liquors. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See {Nasty}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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