wettable

[wet-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
able to be wetted.
2.
made soluble or receptive to moisture, as by the addition of a chemical agent.

Origin:
1880–85; wet + -able

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wet (wɛt)
 
adj , wetter, wettest
1.  moistened, covered, saturated, etc, with water or some other liquid
2.  not yet dry or solid: wet varnish
3.  rainy, foggy, misty, or humid: wet weather
4.  employing a liquid, usually water: a wet method of chemical analysis
5.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) characterized by or permitting the free sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet state
6.  informal (Brit) feeble or foolish
7.  informal wet behind the ears immature or inexperienced; naive
 
n
8.  wetness or moisture
9.  damp or rainy weather
10.  informal (Brit) Compare dry a Conservative politician who is considered not to be a hard-liner
11.  informal (Brit) a feeble or foolish person
12.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a person who advocates free sale of alcoholic beverages
13.  (Austral) the wet (in northern and central Australia) the rainy season
 
vb , wetter, wettest, wets, wetting, wet, wetted
14.  to make or become wet
15.  to urinate on (something)
16.  dialect (tr) to prepare (tea) by boiling or infusing
17.  informal wet one's whistle to take an alcoholic drink
 
[Old English wǣt; related to Old Frisian wēt, Old Norse vātr, Old Slavonic vedro bucket]
 
'wetly
 
adv
 
'wetness
 
n
 
wetta'bility
 
n
 
'wettable
 
adj
 
'wetter
 
n
 
'wettish
 
adj

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Example sentences
Identified suitable methods for installation of wettable cathode tiles.
The wettable powder formulation is frequently packaged in water soluble bags.
Dust and wettable powder formulations of other insecticides may be carried back to the hive in a similar fashion.
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