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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Make keen or more acute.

Usage examples (37)
  • The delicious smells coming from the kitchen served to whet our appetites for dinner.
  • What has been given us does but whet the appetite.
  • Heoroward the well-whet, though kind to him were he,
  • But "Hannibal" isn't likely to whet your appetite for more. for more
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  • Another word that sounds similar to whet which means to make more keen, is wet which means to be moist.
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