Wet vs Aqueous - What's the difference?

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In chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between wet and aqueous

is that wet is (chemistry) employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid while aqueous is (chemistry) consisting mostly of water.

As adjectives the difference between wet and aqueous

is that wet is of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid while aqueous is (chemistry) consisting mostly of water.

As a noun wet

is liquid or moisture.

As a verb wet

is to cover or impregnate with liquid.

wet

English

Adjective

(wetter)
  • Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.
  • I went out in the rain and now my clothes are all wet .
  • Of weather or a time period, rainy.
  • It’s going to be wet tomorrow.
  • * Milton
  • wet October's torrent flood
  • Made up of liquid or moisture.
  • Water is wet .
  • (informal) Of a person, ineffectual.
  • Don't be so wet .
  • (slang) Of a woman or girl, sexually aroused.
  • He got me all wet .
  • (slang, of a person) Inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie.
  • That guy's wet ; after all, he just started yesterday.
  • (of a scientist or laboratory) Working with chemical or biological matter.
  • (chemistry) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.
  • the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed
  • Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition.
  • * 1995 , Richard F. Hamm, Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment
  • The wet states would be "the greatest beneficiaries" because the amendment would root out the liquor traffic within their cities.
  • (fountain pens and calligraphy) Depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
  • * This pen's a wet writer, so it'll feather on this cheap paper.
  • (slang, archaic) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
  • (Prior)
  • Covered in a sauce.
  • * 2000 , Robert Allen Palmatier, Food: a dictionary of literal and nonliteral terms , page 372
  • A chimichanga (MWCD: 1982) is a burrito that is deep-fried, rather than baked, and is served in the fashion of a wet burrito.
  • * 2005 , Restaurant business , Volume 104, Issues 1-10
  • The new item is its first "wet ," or sauce-topped, burrito.
  • * 2011 , J. Gabriel Gates, Charlene Keel, Dark Territory , page 13
  • But I'm getting the wet burrito.” Ignacio looked down at some sort of a tomato sauce–covered tortilla tube.

    Synonyms

    * (covered with liquid) damp, saturated, soaked * (of weather or a day) damp, raining, rainy * (sexually aroused) horny * (made up of liquid) wetting * (ineffectual) feeble, hopeless, useless * (inexperienced) green, wet behind the ears * (burrito) chimichanga

    Antonyms

    * (covered with liquid) dry * (of weather or a day) dry * (of a scientist or lab) dry

    Derived terms

    * all wet * wet bar * wet behind the ears * wet blanket * wetland * wet-look * wetware * wetwork

    See also

    * moist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Liquid or moisture.
  • * Milton
  • Now the sun, with more effectual beams, / Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet / From drooping plant.
  • Rainy weather.
  • Don't go out in the wet .
  • (British, pejorative) A moderate Conservative.
  • (colloquial) An alcoholic drink.
  • * 1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, page 60:
  • ‘A pity,’ said Jim, ‘I thought we was going to have a free wet .’

    Verb

  • To cover or impregnate with liquid.
  • To urinate accidentally in or on.
  • Johnny wets the bed several times a week.
  • To become wet
  • Derived terms

    * wet oneself * wet one's beak * wet one's whistle * wet the baby's head * wetten * wetting

    aqueous

    English

    Alternative forms

    *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (chemistry) Consisting mostly of water.