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Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day.
Lloyd Bridges

Meaning of "wetsuit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WETSUIT

wetsuit  [ˈwetsuːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WETSUIT

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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wetsuit 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 WETSUIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wetsuit

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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WETSUIT


bodysuit
ˈbɒdɪˌsuːt
catsuit
ˈkætˌsuːt
countersuit
ˈkaʊntəˌsuːt
drysuit
ˈdraɪsuːt
Hatshepsut
hætˈʃɛpsuːt
jumpsuit
ˈdʒʌmpsuːt
lawsuit
ˈlɔːˌsuːt
playsuit
ˈpleɪˌsuːt
ski-suit
ˈskɪsuːt
skinsuit
ˈskɪnˌsuːt
sleepsuit
ˈsliːpˌsuːt
snowsuit
ˈsnəʊsuːt
spacesuit
ˈspeɪsˌsuːt
suit
suːt
sunsuit
ˈsʌnˌsuːt
swimsuit
ˈswɪmˌsuːt
tracksuit
ˈtrækˌsuːt
wingsuit
ˈwɪŋˌsuːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WETSUIT

wet-nurse
weta
wetback
Wetbike
wether
wetland
wetlands
wetly
wetness
wetproof
wettability
wettable
wetted
wetter
Wetterhorn
wettest
wettie
wetting
wetting agent
wettish

WORDS THAT END LIKE WETSUIT

bathing suit
business suit
diving suit
dress suit
follow suit
Jesuit
jogging suit
jump suit
leisure suit
major suit
pantsuit
pursuit
sailor suit
strong suit
sweat suit
three-piece suit
Trivial Pursuit
trouser suit
union suit
zoot suit

Synonyms and antonyms of wetsuit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wetsuit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WETSUIT

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

Translator English - Chinese

潜水服
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

traje de neopreno
570 millions of speakers

English

wetsuit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wetsuit
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَدْلَةُ الغَوْص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лёгкий водолазный костюм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

roupa de mergulho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wetsuit
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

ウェットスーツ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잠수복
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wetsuit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bộ đồ lặn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wetsuit
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वॅटसॅट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dalgıç giysili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

muta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

strój piankowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гідрокостюм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

costum de cauciuc pentru scafandri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στολή κατάδυσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

exciting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våtdräkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våtdrakt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wetsuit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WETSUIT»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WETSUIT» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «WETSUIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wetsuit.
1
Lloyd Bridges
Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day.
2
William Finnegan
There are good waves not that far from Manhattan - on Long Island, in north Jersey. It's true that the best surf around here tends to happen in winter, so you need a good wetsuit, and the time window of good waves is often pretty short, so you have to stay on top of the forecasts.
3
Alexander Ludwig
My ideal travel companions are my surfboard, wetsuit, and guitar.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WETSUIT»

Discover the use of wetsuit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wetsuit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Swim, Bike, Run
The buoyancy allows a weaker swimmer to swim more on top of the water, which typically means that person will swim faster than he or she would without the wetsuit.This buoyancy affects poorer swimmers more than stronger swimmers and ...
Wes Hobson, Clark Campbell, Michael F. Vickers, 2001
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When Your Wetsuit Fails (and Other Stories).
This collection of short stories includes Riley coming to terms with her less-than-large breasts, her friend's battle with anorexia, an attractive but troublesome love who sports a glass eye, a sex-obsessed college roommate, and a wish to ...
Rachel Furey, 2009
3
Triathlon 101
The wetsuit style or cut that you choose will fall under one of three categories: full -cut, sleeveless, or the most recently introduced short-cut. Your choice should be determined by the environment in which you swim and some personal ...
John Mora, 2009
4
Dry Suit Diving: A Guide to Diving Dry
Dry gloves obviously will keep your hands warmer than wetsuit gloves. They are highly recommended any time the water is colder than 50 degrees F. Whichever glove you choose, be sure you can operate all of your equipment and perform all  ...
Steven M. Barsky, Dick Long, Bob Stinton, 2006
5
Canyoning: Classic Canyons in Spain, France and Italy
... rope car rope, wetsuit car rope, wetsuit car walk fromRodeIIar walk from Rodellar rope, wetsuit rope (wetsuit) (wetsuit) walk from Rodellar wetsuit walk from Rodellar rope, wetsuit walk from Rodellar wetsuit walk from Rodellar wetsuit 1-2 cars ...
John Bull, 2012
6
Ironman Fearless Swimming for Triathletes
The wetsuit should feel snug when you put it on. It will loosen only slightly in the water. A top-of-the-line triathlon wetsuit will fit closer to the body and allow you to swim faster than a mid-range or entry-level suit, so you get what you pay for in ...
Ingrid Loos Miller, 2011
7
The Girl's Guide to Surfing
Wetsuit. Longevity. Unfortunately, neoprene does wear out, so over the years, you'll need to occasionally replace your existing suit with a new one. If you surf a lot and live where the water temperature requires you to wear a wetsuit year- round ...
Andrea McCloud, 2011
8
Design and Testing of a Total Body Thermal Protection Garment
This phase proposed that a wetsuit constructed from hybrid insulation as presented in phase 2 would have a thermal resistance greater than foam neoprene at 0.25 MPa (15.25 msw). A wetsuit composed of hybrid insulation, referenced as ...
Erik Richard Bardy, 2006
9
Open Water Swimming
Each brand has various models and styles that will result in a different feel as a result of the thickness, construction, and materials of the wetsuit; your swimming technique; and your body shape. Specialty triathlon wetsuits, first developed in the ...
Steven Munatones
10
The Complete Book of Triathlon Training: The Encyclopedia of ...
After the suit has been used every 6-8 times, wash it in a mild (baby) shampoo or specific wetsuit shampoo and leave it to soak for up to 30min. If you have been swimming in water that was not clean, wash your suit in a gentle sterilising ...
Mark Kleanthous, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WETSUIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wetsuit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bella Thorne slips into a tight-fitting wetsuit as she learns to surf in …
The DUFF actress wore her strawberry blonde hair in flowing waves over her shoulders as she slipped on a black wetsuit over a bright pink bikini. Bella looked ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Mariah Carey's Nipple Slips Out Of Wetsuit While Vacationing In Italy …
Oh-no! Flaunting her bod in a skintight wetsuit, Mariah Carey showed a little bit more skin than she intended to. While splashing around in the Mediterranean ... «Hollywood Life, Jun 15»
3
Liam Hemsworth Shows Off Bare Butt In Wetsuit Wardrobe …
Holy moly! The world got an eyeful of Liam Hemsworth's bare butt when he pushed his soaking wetsuit down a little too far after a fun day of surfing on June 20. «Hollywood Life, Jun 15»
4
Rescued Satellite Beach manatee now wearing wetsuit
A 10-year-old mother manatee that was injured by a watercraft strike near Satellite Beach is now wearing a wetsuit given to her by the SeaWorld Animal Rescue ... «Florida Today, May 15»
5
Quiksilver Japan True Wetsuits
Does dawn patrol have you throwing on whatever's at hand on your way to the office? Give yourself more time in the water with a True Wetsuit from Quiksilver ... «Outside Magazine, May 15»
6
Quiksilver designs £1300 wetsuits that look like actual suits
Now you can head to the office straight from the waves thanks to Quiksilver's latest invention, a wetsuit that looks like an actual suit and it can be yours for the not ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
7
A Wetsuit That Looks Like a Business Suit Is Hybrid Clothing …
Yeah, bro, I know, life is complicated and you're a grownup with hardly a minute to spare for shredding gnar. Not to worry, Quicksilver's new “true wetsuits” are ... «Gizmodo, Apr 15»
8
The wetsuit for business meetings
It's not haute couture, and it's not pret-a-porter. But they are certainly "True Wetsuits." Confused? Quiksilver Japan launched the first ever suit that can be worn on ... «SurferToday, Apr 15»
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TRUE WETSUITS by QUIKSILVER: Surf Biz Coming after Cool Biz …
QUIKSILVER JAPAN Co., Ltd. launched on April 20 the "TRUE WETSUITS," the 1st suit of its kind in the world, which can be worn on business occasions, ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
10
Wetsuit donation to SFFD honors man who dreamed of firefighting
The San Francisco firefighters who pull struggling swimmers from the Pacific Ocean were feeling quite toasty Thursday in their brand-new fire-engine-red ... «SFGate, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wetsuit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wetsuit>. Jul 2019 ».
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