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Etymology 1

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re- +‎ wet

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɹiːˈwɛt/
  • Hyphenation: re‧wet

Verb

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rewet (third-person singular simple present rewets, present participle rewetting, simple past and past participle rewet or rewetted)

  1. (transitive) To wet again.
    • 2022 October 4, Ed O’Loughlin, “Protecting the Peatlands of Ireland as Fuel Costs Skyrocket”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      With financial backing from the European Union, Ireland is also seeking to rehabilitate and protect thousands of acres of raised bogs. A number of them have been “rewetted” and turned into visitor attractions and nature reserves.

Etymology 2

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See rouet.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹuːɪt/
  • Hyphenation: rew‧et

Noun

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rewet (plural rewets)

  1. A gunlock.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rewet”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Atong (India)

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Etymology

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Noun

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rewet

  1. riverside, riverbank

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