Wet vs Suffuse - What's the difference?

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Wet is a related term of suffuse.


In lang=en terms the difference between wet and suffuse

is that wet is to become wet while suffuse is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.

As verbs the difference between wet and suffuse

is that wet is to cover or impregnate with liquid while suffuse is to spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.

As an adjective wet

is of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid.

As a noun wet

is liquid or moisture.

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

    suffuse

    English

    Verb

    (suffus)
  • To spread through or over something, especially as a liquid, colour or light; to perfuse.
  • The entire room was suffused with a golden light.
  • (figuratively) To spread through or over in the manner of a liquid.
  • The warmth suffused his cold fingers.

    Usage notes

    The verb is often used in the passive voice.

    Synonyms

    * diffuse

    Derived terms

    * suffusion * suffusive ----