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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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His friends and family have known for some time - and Hugh has been wetting the baby's head in his local gastropub - so for them this won't come as any shock.
He was out wetting the baby's head on Porthcawl's carnival day," said prosecutor Richard Ace.
The days of them wetting the baby's head in the pub then heading straight back off to work are long gone.
At Lowsonford, near Henley-in-Arden, regulars at the Fleur-de-Lys Inn spent last night wetting the baby's head and raising money for the hospital after landlords Lynette and Chris Burton had their first child.
If that was a novel way of wetting the baby's head, it merely set the stage for the baby of the England team to show a few tricks and how Owen delighted in leading the opposition defence a merry dance for the remainder of the first half.
Coronation Street ITV1, 7pm We're all for wetting the baby's head with a pint of mild, but actually giving birth in the pub is a tad extreme.