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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wet]
    • /wɛt/
    • /ˈwetnəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet]
    • /wɛt/

Definitions of wetness word

  • adjective wetness moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands. 1
  • adjective wetness in a liquid form or state: wet paint. 1
  • adjective wetness characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid. 1
  • adjective wetness moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous. 1
  • adjective wetness allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town. 1
  • adjective wetness characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season. 1

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Origin of wetness

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wett, past participle of weten, Old English wǣtan to wet; replacing Middle English weet, Old English wǣt, cognate with Old Frisian wēt, Old Norse vātr; akin to water

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Parts of speech for Wetness


wetness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wetness

noun wetness

  • dampness — Dampness is moisture in the air, or on the surface of something.
  • humidity — humid condition; moistness; dampness.
  • condensation — Condensation consists of small drops of water which form when warm water vapour or steam touches a cold surface such as a window.
  • moisture — condensed or diffused liquid, especially water: moisture in the air.
  • liquid — composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid.

Antonyms for wetness

noun wetness

  • dryness — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • aridity — being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.
  • dehydration — the act or process of dehydrating.

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