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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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You mustn't let someone's wet blanket attitude stem your progress.
ZAFAR UDDIN, Secretary, Tees Valley Bangladeshi Association, Middlesbrough * * * * * * I HATE to be a wet blanket but did anyone else notice that as well as crime figures falling by 13%, detected crime also fell by over 10%?
Just when you think you"""ve seen the spark, like a 61-footer on the 5th hole, he throws the wet blanket out there with a 4-over back nine.
Someone to throw the wet blanket of misery over your festive flames.
They haven't decided who they're going to kick about yet but if you keep on being a wet blanket, it could be you.
FOR the politicians in Sacramento, Elizabeth Hill must be something of a wet blanket.
If you wanted to be a wet blanket this morning, you could express the hope that Oregon doesn't look past next Saturday's game-of-the-ages Battle Extraordinaire with No.
The banks have acted as a bit of a wet blanket on the market, but it's still on a knife edge what the Bank is going to do,' said Nigel Cobby, managing director of European equity sales at JP Morgan investment bank.
Mr Patterson and his son wrapped him in wet blanket and put out the fire in the house before the fire brigade arrived to give the man oxygen therapy.
This season's wet blanket prize goes to Safeway for pouring cold water -- or should it be wine -- on romantic couples.
To test a chimney for leaks, build a paper or straw fire in the furnace or stove, and when the smoke is coming thick, drop a wet blanket on top of the chimney.
Trouble is, his newly declared "no tolerance" policy for fans who consume alcohol while attending games in Fayetteville is more of a wet blanket than a welcome mat for the people Broyles hopes will drive up to fill an expanded Razorback Stadium.