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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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Their results surprised them: Only one model, developed by the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in the England, reproduced the rainfall patterns they found from the geological evidence: a pattern of strong, widespread dry conditions over Indonesia, Southeast Asia and northern Australia, wetter conditions in eastern Africa, saltier waters (less rainfall) in the eastern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal and less salty waters (more rainfall) in the Arabian Sea and the western Pacific.
However, there were wide variations in rainfall, with the North much wetter than the South.
But equally we have seen much cooler and wetter spells.
Wetter said that so far, he has approached a handful of institutions in the United States and abroad and has received a unanimously positive response.
My career in finance and accounting is very challenging and rewarding, and I've been playing in bands since my freshman year in high school in 1978," said Wetter.
Interestingly, for short-term relationships, both and women preferred wetter kisses, probably to maximize the hormone exchange and heat things up.
Barry Gromett, also of the Met Office, said, 'We have a real juxtaposition in terms of the weather; it looks like it's going to be wall-to-wall sunshine across Wales this weekend meanwhile our long-term prediction is for a wetter and milder winter than usual.
Wetter stressed, however, that any weight-training program for women at risk of eating disorders should focus on gaining strength and ability, and should avoid sending any messages about burning fat or controlling weight.
In North America, for example, Patz says the warmer, wetter temperatures that foster some mosquito growth tend to worsen conditions for the tick that carries Lyme disease.
The cooler, wetter air is sucked into exhaust ducts.
Jumping into the fray, Cardinal Friedrich Wetter of Munich insisted that any complaints should be made to the offending priest, and the bishop should be involved only if the priest is unresponsive (Cath.
MORE people have bought convertible cars this year even though the weather has been wetter, new research showed this week.