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Meaning of "wetting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WETTING

wetting  [ˈwɛtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WETTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wetting 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 WETTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wetting

Wetting

Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface, resulting from intermolecular interactions when the two are brought together. The degree of wetting is determined by a force balance between adhesive and cohesive forces. Wetting deals with the three phases of materials: gas, liquid and solid. It is now a center of attention in nanotechnology and nano-science studies due to the advent of many nano-materials in the past two decades. Wetting is important in the bonding or adherence of two materials. Wetting and the surface forces that control wetting are also responsible for other related effects, including so-called capillary effects. Regardless of the amount of wetting, the shape of a liquid drop on a rigid surface is roughly a truncated sphere. Various degrees of wetting are summarized in this article.

Definition of wetting in the English dictionary

The definition of wetting in the dictionary is the act or an instance of making something wet. Other definition of wetting is the act or an instance of urinating.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WETTING


besetting
bɪˈsɛtɪŋ
blood-letting
ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ
dip-netting
ˈdɪpˌnɛtɪŋ
filmsetting
ˈfɪlmˌsɛtɪŋ
go-getting
ˈɡəʊˌɡɛtɪŋ
jet-setting
ˈdʒɛtˌsɛtɪŋ
letting
ˈlɛtɪŋ
netting
ˈnɛtɪŋ
pacesetting
ˈpeɪsˌsɛtɪŋ
petting
ˈpɛtɪŋ
phototypesetting
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ
quick-setting
ˌkwɪkˈsɛtɪŋ
setting
ˈsɛtɪŋ
sunsetting
ˈsʌnˌsɛtɪŋ
sweating
ˈswɛtɪŋ
thermosetting
ˌθɜːməʊˈsɛtɪŋ
typesetting
ˈtaɪpˌsɛtɪŋ
upsetting
ʌpˈsɛtɪŋ
vetting
ˈvɛtɪŋ
vignetting
vɪˈnjɛtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WETTING

weta
wetback
Wetbike
wether
wetland
wetlands
wetly
wetness
wetproof
wetsuit
wettability
wettable
wetted
wetter
Wetterhorn
wettest
wettie
wetting agent
wettish
wetware

WORDS THAT END LIKE WETTING

accounting
admitting
batting
betting
chatting
committing
cutting
emitting
fitting
formatting
knitting
permitting
plotting
putting
resetting
sitting
spitting
splitting
spotting
submitting
transmitting

Synonyms and antonyms of wetting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WETTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wetting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wetting

Translation of «wetting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WETTING

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

Translator English - Chinese

润湿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mojar
570 millions of speakers

English

wetting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ترطيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

смачивания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

molhar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভেজানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouillant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membasuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Benetzungs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

湿潤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

습윤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wetting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm ướt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமாக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओले करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ıslatma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bagnare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwilżania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

змочування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

udare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βρέξιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

benatting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vätning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wetting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wetting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WETTING»

The term «wetting» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.120 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WETTING» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WETTING»

Discover the use of wetting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wetting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena: Drops, Bubbles, Pearls, Waves
This book will enable the reader to understand in simple terms such questions that affect every day life -- questions that also come up during in industry.
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Francoise Brochard-Wyart, David Quere, 2004
2
Constipation, Withholding and Your Child: A Family Guide to ...
This book is a reassuring, informative and non-patronising guide to help children overcome toileting problems. It is useful for parents and all professionals who work with children.
Anthony Cohn, 2006
3
It's No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to Your Child's ...
In this eye-opening book, Dr. Steve Hodges explains why millions of potty-trained kids are clogged with poop and holding pee, problems related to the Western lifestyle, pressure to toilet train too early, inadequate potty-training follow-up ...
Steve J. Hodges, Suzanne Schlosberg, 2012
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Wetting and Spreading Dynamics
This book explains how surface forces acting at the three-phase contact line determine equilibrium, hysteresis contact angles, and all other equilibrium and kinetics features of liquids when in contact with solids or other immiscible ...
Victor M. Starov, Manuel G. Velarde, Clayton J. Radke, 2007
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Effect of Ultra-thin Liner Materials on Copper ...
To optimize the seed layer's conductance and step coverage, a liner with combined properties of Ta (for adhesion and barrier formation) and Ru (for wetting and grain growth) may be desired.
Justin E. Mueller, 2007
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Wettability at High Temperatures
The purpose of this book is to bring together current scientific understanding of wetting behaviour that has been gained from theoretical models and quantitative experimental observations.
N. Eustathopoulos, M.G. Nicholas, B. Drevet, 1999
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Understanding and Controlling Wetting Phenomena at the ...
In the second part of this thesis, we investigated how to dynamically control the wettability of the as-fabricated superhydrophobic surfaces with microscale roughness using electrowetting means.
Zuankai Wang, 2008
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Wetting phenomena: proceedings of a Workshop on Wetting ...
This is a collection of reasonably self-contained review articles on various features of wetting phenomena from both experimental and theoretical points of view.
Joël Coninck, François Dunlop, Université de Mons, 1990
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High Temperature Wetting and Multilayer Adsorption in Oxide ...
In the second part of this study, vanadia-based SAFs were observed on TiO2 surfaces in V2O5-TiO2 binary system and six V2O5-TiO2-based ternary oxide systems (Ti--V--X--O; X = P, Na, K, Nb, Mo or W). This is a model "monolayer" catalyst ...
Haijun Qian, 2008
10
Family perspectives on bed wetting in young people
It has been estimated that 500,000 young people in the UK wet the bed on some occasions and a number of health care professionals may become involved in their care, including health visitors, general practitioners, urologists and ...
Moya Morison, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WETTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wetting is used in the context of the following news items.
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Close link between wetting and catalysis
A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions, while wetting determines how liquids spread across a surface. Knowledge on a link between them could ... «tce today, Jul 15»
2
Charlotte Crosby's fans jump to her defence after Lorraine Kelly …
Confronted by the Scottish TV presenter, the former Geordie Shore star was forced to explain herself when it came to her infamous bed-wetting ways. Lorraine ... «OK! Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Public Release: 1-Jul-2015 Improving insulation materials, down to …
But understanding the effect of a liquid wetting randomly oriented fibres in a fibrous medium remains a mystery. Relevant to the building industry, which uses ... «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
4
Martin Catterall out 'wetting new daughter's head' left in coma after …
A drunken thug has been jailed for a brutal attack on a new father as he 'wetted the baby's head' which left him in a coma. Martin Catterall, 30, was celebrating ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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Woman dumps bed-wetting hubby
HARARE – A bed-wetting man was yesterday ditched in court by his wife who said she is tired of washing messed blankets. Woman dumps bed-wetting hubby. «Nehanda Radio, Apr 15»
6
Man killed girlfriend's toddler daughter after beating her with shoe …
Man killed girlfriend's toddler daughter after beating her with shoe for wetting the bed. 14:17, 15 April 2015; By Sarah Ridley ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
7
Doctor offers tips to combat bed-wetting
While most children will outgrow the problem by age five, for some, it will take a little longer. Dr. Jeffrey Donohue with the Cleveland Clinic recommends parents ... «WNYT, Apr 15»
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How to Handle Bed-wetting
Punishing your child won't help — and it will likely make matters worse. Bed-wetting in children under the age of 5 is so common that Jessica Greenley, D.O., ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Apr 15»
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Punishment for bed-wetting: Caretaker burns private parts of five …
A 25-year-old woman caretaker of a government recognised shelter home was today sent to jail after she was booked for allegedly getting private parts of a ... «Firstpost, Jan 15»
10
Chinese woman whips and kicks a toddler for wetting herself
This is the shocking moment a Chinese stepmother whipped, beat, kicked and stamped on a toddler, just because she wet herself. The young girl wails in agony ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»

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