wetted


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wetted

[′wed·əd]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to material that has accepted water or other liquid, either on its surface or within its pore structure.
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Not only the generals in full parade uniforms, with their thin or thick waists drawn in to the utmost, their red necks squeezed into their stiff collars, and wearing scarves and all their decorations, not only the elegant, pomaded officers, but every soldier with his freshly washed and shaven face and his weapons clean and polished to the utmost, and every horse groomed till its coat shone like satin and every hair of its wetted mane lay smooth- felt that no small matter was happening, but an important and solemn affair.
At the water tank I wetted my handkerchief, slapping it smartly across his forehead and face several times.
Beneath the wetted area a little flake of the glassy material would crack and scale away.
He wetted the hot forehead and bathed the pitiful limbs.