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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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And the provisional rainfall figures show that the UK has had its wettest winter since records began in 1910.
This is the highest since 2000, the wettest autumn on record, when 302mm fell.
That would be the highest since 2000 - the wettest autumn ever with 302mm.
It just behind the second wettest June in 1912, and a little way off the wettest June in 2007, when 136.
Happy with the surge in holiday bookings, the company is planning to launch a new 'Downpour Discount' for people booking holidays on the wettest days of the months ahead.
All reported crimes fell by nearly a quarter on the wettest days while violent crime went down almost 45 per cent.
Boston's Logan International Airport started yesterday with just over the inch of rain needed to see that city's wettest March ever.
LAST month was the wettest March for more than a decade, the environmental group WWF Scotland has revealed.
This summer is likely to be the wettest since UK rainfall records began in 1914, the Met Office said yesterday.
After one of the wettest winters on record, we have just had what was pretty close to a good-ground festival.
During what was described by some as one of those weak El Ninos, the 2004-05 rainfall period from July 1 to June 30 was Los Angeles' second- wettest year in recorded history.
It seems as though the past few years have been characterized by all sorts of weather extremes--driest, hottest, coldest, wettest.