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wet

División en sílabas: wet

Definición de wet en inglés:

adjetivo (wetter, wettest)

1Covered or saturated with water or another liquid: she followed, slipping on the wet rock
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Use of a wet towel or dripping water to induce a perception of suffocating.
  • I'm noticing that the floor is wet - entirely covered in dark liquid.
  • By nightfall there were 20 climbers crowding the shelter and the walls were covered with wet clothes.
Sinónimos
damp, moist, soaked, drenched, saturated, sopping, dripping, soggy;
waterlogged
1.1(Of the weather) rainy: a wet, windy evening
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The surface of a lava flow weathers, particularly in wet climates, to form a rich, reddish volcanic soil, called a bole.
  • But reality is that no soft shell as comfortable as the Serendipity will keep you dry in a torrential rain or hours of wet sleet.
  • Luck they had indoor entertainment as weather was extremely wet and windy.
Sinónimos
rainy, raining, pouring, teeming, inclement, showery, drizzly, drizzling;
humid, muggy
1.2(Of paint, ink, plaster, or a similar substance) not yet having dried or hardened.
Example sentences
  • Oil paint is a wet mixture of pigments in an oily medium.
  • Painting into wet plaster with water soluble pigments is one of the most difficult of all challenges a painter can face.
  • The cupola and the concrete construction were corroded, the masonry was wet, and plaster work was peeling off.
Sinónimos
sticky, tacky;
fresh
aqueous, watery, sloppy
1.3(Of a baby or young child) having urinated in its diaper or underwear.
Example sentences
  • I believe there is no baby there, but I'm willing to have a wet infant hauled into view.
  • Unless I can conquer my competitive instincts, there'll be a lot of very wet toddlers and it'll all end in tears.
  • Anny picks up the wet nappy and tiptoes out of the room.
1.4Involving the use of water or liquid: wet methods of photography
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Typically, the choice of a wet method requires specific knowledge about the sample as well as the level of accuracy required.
  • Tissue P status was analysed after wet digestion by the molybdate blue method.
  • Kistler was trying to prove that a gel contains a continuous solid network of the same size and shape as the wet gel.
2 informal (Of a country or region or of its legislation) allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.
2.1(Of a person) addicted to alcohol.
3British informal Showing a lack of forcefulness or strength of character; feeble: they thought the cadets were a bit wet

verbo (wets, wetting; past and past participle wet or wetted)

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1Cover or touch with liquid; moisten: he wet a finger and flicked through the pages (as noun wetting) the wetting caused an aggravation of his gout
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If they seem bent and not curled, a good tip is wetting a Q-Tip and touching it to your lashes, before applying the mascara.
  • After the application of the repellent, subjects were instructed not to rub, touch, or wet the treated arm.
  • Concerned, I checked it and found that it only wet the cover over the pillow and did not seep to the pillow itself.
Sinónimos
dampen, damp, moisten;
sprinkle, spray, splash, spritz;
soak, saturate, flood, douse, souse, drench
1.1(Especially of a baby or young child) urinate in or on: the child wet the bed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘One young child wet the bed one night and was forced to walk round with a sandwich board over him the next day saying what he had done,’ she said.
  • But whenever one of our children wet the bed, he claimed that they were lazy, too lazy to get up, go to the bathroom.
  • At five years, more than one in six children still wet the bed.
1.2 (wet oneself) Urinate involuntarily.
Example sentences
  • Thankfully when the doctor tried to set my bones I conveniently wet myself and passed out with the pain.
  • You can well imagine a young lad, his first time in battle, wetting himself with fear.
  • He had to wear a bag attached to his penis for fear of wetting himself because he could not say he wanted the toilet.

sustantivo

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1Liquid that makes something damp: I could feel the wet of his tears
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Sometimes he looks really cute and appealing, and then others he looks like he's been ridden hard and put away wet.
  • There's far too much wet around and I think it's softened my brain.
  • We run together down windows, streaming and sobbing and smashed into one big wet.
Sinónimos
1.1 (the wet) Rainy weather: the race was held in the wet
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His head was down and his ears back, his coat somewhat darker with the wet.
Sinónimos
rain, drizzle, precipitation;
spray, dew, damp
1.2US A person opposed to the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
2British informal A person lacking forcefulness or strength of character.

Origen

Old English wǣt (adjective and noun), wǣtan (verb); related to water.

Frases

all wet

1
North American Completely wrong.
Example sentences
  • By the way, most people think Roberts is all wet.
  • Jeff actually knows what he's talking about, thinks I'm all wet on this one.
  • If the polls are all wet and the final vote breaks sharply one way or the other, people will want to claim the election as a historic watershed.

wet behind the ears

2
informal Lacking experience; immature.
Example sentences
  • Nowadays, 32 seems a bit wet behind the ears to me, but from memory it is about the age that you start to feel like the oldest swinger in town when you step inside a nightclub.
  • Tell me son have you ever cut turf before, following up with, it's just that you look a bit wet behind the ears for this job.
  • A bit wet behind the ears, and failed to recreate from a place in the starting line-up what he achieved coming off the bench against Tunisia.

wet through (or to the skin)

3
With one’s clothes soaked; completely drenched.
Example sentences
  • I think it was this weekend when I woke up to discover that my futon was actually damp, wet through from my sweating into it during the night.
  • He was wet through so took off most of his clothes and emptied his pockets, to let everything dry off.
  • When they travelled miles to attend Mass on a Sunday morning, often in weather conditions that had them either wet to the skin or blue with the cold when they arrived at their place of worship.

wet one's whistle

4
informal Have a drink.
Example sentences
  • A heat wave has descended on Central Europe, so I decide to wet my whistle with a drink in the Westec Saloon, hoping, as I've been promised, that I'll hear some good live music.
  • Emergency service workers struggle to make due under budgetary constraints set by a premier more interested in wetting his whistle than his forests.
  • Because beer drinking is popular, to say the least, there are hundreds of bier halles and biergartens where you can wet your whistle.

Derivados

wetly

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • I was merely glowing wetly, and worrying about the icecream I'd just bought melting through the bottom of my shopping bag and dripping all over my trainers.
  • Each sound is rendered in precise detail - bullets crack as they pass your head and thud wetly as they enter your body.
  • Garbage spewed onto the street, bones and water bottles clattering across the street, rotten vegetables splattering wetly against the sidewalk.

wetness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The mild fruit with a sweet and acid taste can get rid of wetness inside, enrich the body's energy and relieve internal heat.
  • You hear this loud boom, and I just felt a wetness on my face because I was in the back seat behind the driver.
  • The wetness turned to rain, then to sleet, and then to a nasty, slushy snow, blowing into my face no matter which direction I took.

wettable

3
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Dusting sulphur and wettable sulphur are great for controlling a number of disease problems.
  • In addition, the characteristics of the wetted surface affect the cavitation threshold; cavitation thresholds of seawater are significantly more negative on wettable surfaces than on non-wettable surfaces.
  • Measurements using miniature flush-mounted pressure transducers show that suckers can generate hydrostatic pressures below 0 kPa on wettable surfaces but cannot do so on non-wettable surfaces.

wettish

4
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • A light drizzle, wettish coolness, fragrant air, twittering birds, no tourists, few locals, you don't even realise you've been walking for a couple of hours.
  • The indications are that Thursday and Friday could be wettish.
  • The finish may have been of an exciting nature, but the inventive moments were extremely rare, at a bitterly cold, and for a spell, wettish Kilmaine on Saturday evening.

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