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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
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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°.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He adds that in line with these projections for summer, we're also likely to see hotter, but wetter winters in the future.
Originally it was looking like it might be windy but at this stage now we're looking at wetter conditions.
A high emission prediction could see summers 56% drier to 2% wetter.
The second northeasterly wind of the week is expected to arrive on Thursday, and northern Taiwan will probably embrace cooler and wetter weather, though it would quickly fade away, allowing clear skies on Friday as well as Saturday, the election day.
For example, El Nino events tend to cause cooler, wetter weather over the southern US but hotter, drier weather across most of Australia and South America.
"Some cats and dogs like their meals 'Better Wetter'--wholesome, nutritious food that's soft and juicy--and that's how our Mini Patties were designed to be served.
"We see a distinctive pattern of the wetland areas of the world getting wetter 6 those are the high latitudes and the tropics 6 and the dry areas in between getting dryer.
According to the forecaster's data, which does not take into account weather on August 31, the season was also wetter than normal.
Wetter compared the current state of the field to the days when laparoscopic surgery was emerging.
Wetter presented the study findings at the annual meeting of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society.
"After a bright start on Friday, wetter and windier conditions will spread in from the west."
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its formation vary widely.