adjective Date: 1885 capable of being wetted

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  • wettable — ˈwed.əbəl, etə adjective : capable of being wetted; specifically : having the ability (as after the addition of a wetting agent) of being wetted by or readily mixing with water or other liquid used of insoluble substances DDT supplied as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wettable — /wet euh beuhl/, adj. 1. able to be wetted. 2. made soluble or receptive to moisture, as by the addition of a chemical agent. [1880 85; WET + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • wettable sulfur — noun : finely divided sulfur to which a wetting agent has been added for use in agricultural sprays …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cheerio effect — In fluid mechanics, the cheerio effect is the tendency for small wettable floating objects to attract one another. The comedian and author Rich Hall called this effect cheeriomagnetization , using it as an example of a word that needed to be… …   Wikipedia

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