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Do not confuse whet with wet. Whet means 'excite someone’s interest or appetite' (this recipe should whet your appetite), whereas wet means 'covered or saturated with liquid' (I slipped on the wet rock) or 'make someone or something wet' (he wet his lips, then spoke).
Definition of whet
verb (whets, whetting, whetted)[with object]
Old English hwettan, of Germanic origin; related to German wetzen, based on an adjective meaning 'sharp'