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wet

1. rainy, foggy, misty, or humid
2. employing a liquid, usually water
3. Chiefly US and Canadian characterized by or permitting the free sale of alcoholic beverages
4. damp or rainy weather
5. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered not to be a hard-liner
6. Chiefly US and Canadian a person who advocates free sale of alcoholic beverages
7. the wet Austral (in northern and central Australia) the rainy season

wet

[wet]
(physics)
A liquid is said to wet a solid if the contact angle between the solid and the liquid, measured through the liquid, lies between 0 and 90°, and not to wet the solid if the contact angle lies between 90 and 180°.
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He adds, "Structure sounds like a wet blanket over creativity, but I think it's a prerequisite to actually getting the right kind of creativity.
AT the risk of being accused of being a wet blanket after the Olympic torch relay passed through Conwy and Denbighshire I wish someone could tell me a) How can Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles be considered inspirational, when that was the criterion laid down when nominees were sought?
More people are drinking wine, more retailers are selling wine, and it seems the wine world is beginning to shrug off the wet blanket of recession that began in 2008.
There are many more who care about Blues - like the large number of season ticket holders who obviously voted with their feet to snub what they clearly sensed would be a cross between a fiasco and a wet blanket.
Placing something of a wet blanket on USDA's optimistic projections for the future of biofuels (see story above), the International Energy Agency in Paris reports that although second-generation biofuels are considered important to meeting environmental and energy-security goals, commercial production of these fuels is unlikely to significantly take off in the next five years due to technological, logistical and cost barriers.
5 at Staples Center, the Lakers have thrown a proverbial wet blanket over their recent opponents.
Its low-wattage stars were professional wet blanket Giles Coren and what used to be the dark-haired one from Mel and Sue--except in this achingly ironic celebration of microwave
I hate to be a wet blanket, but this does seem to me to be over-optimistic, to say the least.
Hugh Russell's Taddeo was excellently sung, but once again the direction projected him as a complete wet blanket, which after a few times became annoying to watch.
Once he makes the cut, though, the media will cover Arkansas like a wet blanket, looking under every rock and chunk.
And why have the idiot producers let brilliant, charismatic Danny leave and hung on to wet blanket Jamie?
But as the price plunged to 375,000 yen in February 2002, NTT share sales by the government were criticized as throwing a wet blanket on the stock market.