Wetness Wet"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being wet; moisture; humidity; as, the wetness of land; the wetness of a cloth. [1913 Webster]

2. A watery or moist state of the atmosphere; a state of being rainy, foggy, or misty; as, the wetness of weather or the season. [1913 Webster]

Note: Wetness generally implies more water or liquid than is implied by humidness or moisture. [1913 Webster]

3. Sweat or sweating; -- a euphemism. [Colloq.] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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