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I love physical sunblocks with zinc. When I used to surf, I'd sometimes tuck a bottle of sunscreen into my wet suit sleeve - when you're in the water having a great time, you're not thinking about running out to put on more sunblock.
Carolyn Murphy

Meaning of "wet suit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WET SUIT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WET SUIT

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Wet suit is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WET SUIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wet suit

Wetsuit

A wetsuit is a garment, usually made of foamed neoprene, which is worn by surfers, divers, windsurfers, canoeists, and others engaged in water sports, providing thermal insulation, abrasion resistance and buoyancy. The insulation properties depend on bubbles of gas enclosed within the material, which reduce its ability to conduct heat. The bubbles also give the wetsuit a low density, providing buoyancy in water. Hugh Bradner, a University of California, Berkeley physicist invented the modern wetsuit in 1952. Wetsuits became available in the mid-1950s and evolved as the relatively fragile foamed neoprene was first backed, and later sandwiched, with thin sheets of tougher material such as nylon or later Lycra/Spandex. Improvements in the way joints in the wetsuit were made by gluing, taping and blindstitching, helped the suit to remain waterproof and reduce flushing, the replacement of water trapped between suit and body by cold water from the outside. Further improvements in the seals at the neck, wrists and ankles produced a suit known as a "semi-dry". Different types of wetsuit are made for different uses and for different temperatures.

Definition of wet suit in the English dictionary

The definition of wet suit in the dictionary is a close-fitting rubber suit used by skin divers, yachtsmen, etc, to retain body heat when they are immersed in water or sailing in cold weather.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WET SUIT

wet AMD
wet bar
wet behind the ears
wet blanket
wet cell
wet chinook
wet dock
wet dream
wet fish
wet fly
wet look
wet nurse
wet one´s whistle
wet pack
wet room
wet rot
wet shave
wet steam
wet wipe
wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer

WORDS THAT END LIKE WET SUIT

bathing suit
birthday suit
business suit
diving suit
dress suit
follow suit
jogging suit
jump suit
leisure suit
long suit
lounge suit
major suit
sailor suit
strong suit
suit
sweat suit
swimming suit
three-piece suit
trouser suit
union suit
zoot suit

Synonyms and antonyms of wet suit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wet suit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WET SUIT

Find out the translation of wet suit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wet suit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wet suit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

潜水衣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

traje de neopreno
570 millions of speakers

English

wet suit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला सूट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بدلة غطس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гидрокостюм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

roupa de mergulho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভিজা মামলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

combinaison de plongée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pakaian basah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Taucheranzug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウエットスーツ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잠수복
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wet suit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bộ đồ lặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமான வழக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओले सूट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Islak takım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

muta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kombinezon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гідрокостюм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

costum de scafandru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wetsuit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våtdräkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våtdrakt
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wet suit

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QUOTES WITH «WET SUIT»

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Carolyn Murphy
I love physical sunblocks with zinc. When I used to surf, I'd sometimes tuck a bottle of sunscreen into my wet suit sleeve - when you're in the water having a great time, you're not thinking about running out to put on more sunblock.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WET SUIT»

Discover the use of wet suit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wet suit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands
suit is recommended for most times of the year. There were several years that I didn't wear a wet suit in the Galapagos, but I do now. Maybe it's my age. But regardless of your age, I must say that you will feel more comfortable with a wet suit on.
Barry Boyce, 2004
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Scuba Diving
Thermoplastic—sandwiched between two layers of spandex—is another type of wet suit material. A suit made from this three-ply material is about 30 percent warmer than a spandex suit. Thermoplastic suits are thin (1.2 to 1.4 mm) and ...
Dennis Graver, 2009
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Jeppesen's Advanced Sport Diver Manual
Many suits today are lined with "plush" material for ease of donning and comfort, are more durable, do not snag, and have stronger seams than the other two types of wet suit. The disadvantages of having nylon on two sides are added stiffness ...
Richard A. Clinchy, 1993
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Jeppesen's Open Water Sport Diver Manual
A wet suit made of foam neoprene, 3/i<;- to '/4-inch thick, does that. Foam neoprene is synthetic rubber filled with tiny bubbles. It is widely believed that the wet suit warms the body by allowing a thin layer of water to enter between the neoprene ...
Lou Fead, 1992
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Canoeing and Kayaking for People with Disabilities
When in the water, a barrier (wet suit or dry suit) is the only way to retain heat, although it is not a guarantee against heat loss. A wet suit is made of a thin neoprene layer and allows a paddler to warm a thin water layer between the skin and the ...
Janet Zeller
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Underwater Forensic Investigation, Second Edition
We all know there are few things as uncomfortable as putting on a wet suit that is wet. To address the need for warmth as a single factor in dive dress, the dry suit is without question the option of choice. In underwater operations, a dry suit may  ...
Ronald F. Becker, 2013
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Public Safety Diving
trapping and insulating a layer of water next to the diver's skin. The wet suit itself is a spongy material with thousands of gas bubbles inside. These bubbles act as insulation, trapping body heat. The thicker the suit, the greater the insulation.
Walt Hendrick, Andrea Zaferes, Craig Nelson, 2000
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Proceedings Second Symposium on Underwater Physiology: ...
approximately 0.5 inches or twice the thickness of present heavy wet suits. Even this thickness of foamed neoprene would not provide adequate insulation for the hands for work in 28° F water. A 1/2" wet suit could, of course, be fabricated, and  ...
Christian J. Lambertsen, Leon J. Greenbaum (Jr), 1963
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Student Vocabulary Companion
Periscope a. scuba, wet suit, snorkel, submarine a. snorkel, submarine, wet suit, scuba b. border, periphery, entourage, circuit, fringe, boundary, vicinity, verge, circumference, environs b. scuba, wet suit, snorkel, submarine c. snorkel, ...
Okyere Bonna, 2009
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The Noaa Diving Manual: Diving for Science and Technology
Figure 5-10 Neoprene Wet Suit • All insulation is trapped air or gas. • Cold water absorbs heat 25 times faster than air. • Fifty percent of the average diver's energy is consumed just trying to keep the body warm. • The greater the temperature ...
‎1992

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WET SUIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wet suit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Swim in shark-filled ocean from San Francisco -- with no wet suit?
During the next two weeks, two Bay Area people will boldly do something you couldn't get me to do even if I could do it, which I way so totally can't -- attempt solo ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
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Quiksilver wet suit doubles as chic boardroom attire (Tomorrow …
On today's show, we check out a wet suit that's also a business suit and accessories that use sound to send commands to your smartphone. Plus, there's gossip ... «CNET, Apr 15»
3
Ralph the penguin needs wet suit to stay warm
Penguins typically don't need help staying warm, but a Humboldt penguin in the United Kingdom has a special wet suit for when the temperature drops. While all ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»
4
Patagonia rides green wave with wet suit born in desert
1 of 3 Jon Kitamura shows off Patagonia's surfing wet suit made from a natural rubber extracted from guayule, a desert shrub, rather than petroleum-based ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 14»
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Bob Meistrell, Who Revolutionized Wet Suits, Dies at 84
Bob Meistrell, who began making wet suits for surfers and scuba divers in the early 1950s and with his twin brother, Bill, founded Body Glove, one of the world's ... «New York Times, Jun 13»
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Shark Wounds Found on Surfer's Body
Lifeguards say they found the surfer's board with a wet suit tied around it. Leading them to believe the person may have taken it off on purpose. NBC 7's Danya ... «NBC 7 San Diego, May 13»

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