Noun: wetter we-tu(r)
Adjective: wet (wetter,wettest) wet
- A chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
- wetting agent, surfactant, surface-active agent
- A workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
- Someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while asleep in bed
- bedwetter, bed wetter
- Covered or soaked with a liquid such as water
"a wet bathing suit"; "wet pavements"; "wet weather"
- Containing moisture or volatile components
- Supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages
"a wet county"; "a wet candidate running on a wet platform"
- Producing or secreting milk
"a wet nurse"; "a wet cow";
- Consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor
"a wet cargo"; "a wet canteen"
- Very drunk
- besotted [archaic], blind drunk, blotto, crocked [N. Amer], cockeyed, fuddled, loaded [N. Amer], pie-eyed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, stinko, fried [N. Amer], bladdered [Brit], wasted, lit, swacked [N. Amer], juiced [N. Amer], paralytic [Brit], stonkered [Austral, NZ], hammered, out of it [Brit], liquored up [N. Amer], tanked up, mullered [Brit], trolleyed [Brit], blitzed, trashed, legless [Brit], steaming, three sheets to the wind, stewed, bombed, pickled, bevvied [Brit], drunk, pixillated, squiffed, half-seas-over [Brit]
- [Brit] Lacking in power or forcefulness
- ineffective, ineffectual, unable, useless, pathetic, effete
Derived forms: wetters
See also: alcoholic, bedewed, besprent [archaic], boggy, clammy, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, drippy, drizzly, drunk, fresh, humid, impotent, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, marshy, miry, misty, mizzly, moist, mucky, muddy, muggy, quaggy, rainy, reeking, rheumy, showery, sloppy, sloughy, sodden, soggy, soppy [N. Amer], squashy, squelchy, steaming, steamy, sticky, swampy, tacky, undried, washed, waterlogged, watery, wetness, wettish
Type of: chemical agent, urinator, working man, working person, workingman, workman
Encyclopedia: Wetter, North Rhine-Westphalia Wet