adjective (wetter, wettest)
verb (wets, wetting; past and past participle wet or wetted)[with object]
Old English wǣt (adjective and noun), wǣtan (verb); related to water
Do not confuse whet with wet. Whet means 'excite someone’s interest or appetite' (this recipe should whet your appetite), whereas wet means 'covered or saturated with liquid' (I slipped on the wet rock) or 'make someone or something wet' (he wet his lips, then spoke).