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Is water wet?

Yes

Side Score: 205
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No

Side Score: 221
21 points

wet

–adjective

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.

Water is a liquid, therefore water is wet.

Side: liquids are wet
KVendettaW(4) Disputed
4 points

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

Water can't be moistened, covered, or soaked with water or other liquid because it's already a liquid.

Side: No
UnseenFury(2) Disputed
1 point

You state that water can't be "moistened, covered, or soaked with water or other liquid" because it's already a liquid.

1. Water is constantly covered with itself, given the puddle contains more than one atom of H2O.

2. Are you saying there is an intrinsic property of liquids that prevents them from being any of those things, simply because they are liquids?

3. The fact that you outright stated that water is a liquid devalues your argument, as the second definition provided states that wet can mean "in a liquid...state"

Side: Yes
MesmerLab(3) Disputed
1 point

Water feels 'wet' because of its heat dissipation property. If you were to lie completely still in a tub of water until the temperature stabilized, you would not feel 'wet' at all.

In essence, 'wet' is heat leaving your body.

Side: No
Spixii(1) Disputed
2 points

There's more to it than that. If you enter water that is at a higher temperature than your body (such as a Jacuzzi® hot tub at 104 degrees Fahrenheit), it still feels wet. It's not just temperature.

Side: Yes
Sp00py_Sam Disputed
1 point

So, my thinking is that wet is an adjective, thus making it more applicable than only to humans, so you might be right about water not being wet, but I believe that your reasoning is wrong

Side: No
usucdik(3) Disputed
1 point

Disingenuous postulation, because the definition example is clearly stating a solid (paint) that is affected by water, not that the paint itself is purely a liquid all on its own. If water is in a liquid form already, and is introduced to more water, it doesn't "wet" the water, it simply adds volume. It is a term solely used for a solid with an added liquid that adheres to it. If the water doesn't adhere, then the two are merely sitting side by side.

Mercury can be in liquid form and it doesn't make things wet, and it not wet itself. Being wet is only when water has changed the property of the object. It is simply a relative term.

Side: No
UnseenFury(2) Disputed
1 point

You say water cannot wet water, so water isn't wet. I would like to point out the fact that objects that are completely saturated with water do not change their saturation level when introduced to more water, simply because they cannot possibly hold any more water than they already do. The fact that water does not wet water does not mean water isn't wet; it simply means that it cannot add any more water to the pre-existing volume of it than already exists in that space, and thus it simply becomes a larger puddle of water.

Side: Yes
randalicious(2) Disputed
1 point

liquids in general are not wet. things that come in contact with liquids become wet.

Side: No
1 point

If you pour water onto water then you are conceding the waters have both wet each other.

Ergo, water itself is wet as each particle (molecule of H2O) is wetting each other one.

Side: Yes
UnseenFury(2) Disputed
1 point

I don't believe this is a valid argument against water being wet; you're saying water isn't wet because water isn't wet.

Side: Yes
altarion(1955) Disputed
0 points

Elements of Water:

Hydrogen - 2

Oxygen - 1

Both elements are a gass. Gasses, while in their gas form, cannot be wet. In order for there to be water, Hydrogen and Oxygen must be binded through and electrical charge while in their gas form. Thus water is not wet, because it is made up of two gasses that cannot be wet to make water itself. Water is the factor in which items become wet, but since water is water, and in order to be "wet" you must be covered in water, and an item cannot be covered in its own, water is not wet.

Side: No
phuqster(123) Disputed
7 points

I cannot believe I just read that. It made me laugh a lot, thanks.

Though I don't think this is a serious debate, your answer appears to belie my belief. An excellent example of getting it nearly right, and yet oh-so wrong.

An atom of Hydrogen on its own is not a gas. An atom of Oxygen on its own is not a gas. A molecule of H20 is not, on its own, a liquid. (look up what makes a gas and a liquid for why)

When you have more than one atom of hydrogen (same for oxygen) at room temperature it forms a gas. When you mix molecules of H20 together at room temperature they form a liquid. When you mix hydrogen gas with oxygen gas, they do not form a liquid, they form a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen gases. However, when hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms are bonded together (as you so nearly got it) to form molecules they are no longer two gases, but a single mixture of H20 molecules, or water.

Where did you study? Your teacher needs a slap.

Side: It's not dry is it
xaeon(1090) Disputed
4 points

I'm absolutely stunned that you are trying to argue that water is not a liquid. At standard temperature and pressure, water is a liquid; that is a fact! Arguing this will only make you look very very silly.

It doesn't matter whether hydrogen and oxygen are in gas form at standard temperature and pressure. When they form to make water (firstly becoming H2O molecules, then combining to form water), they become a liquid.

Here is the standard definition of wet:

wet Audio Help /wɛt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[wet] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation adjective, wet·ter, wet·test, noun, verb, wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.

–adjective

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.

3. characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.

4. moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous.

5. allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town.

6. characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season.

7. laden with a comparatively high percent of moisture or vapor, esp. water vapor: There was a wet breeze from the west.

8. Informal.

a. intoxicated.

b. marked by drinking: a wet night.

9. using water or done under or in water, as certain chemical, mining, and manufacturing processes.

Look closely at number 2. ...in a liquid form or state: wet paint. Last time I checked (although, you might beg to differ with every person in the world who has half a brain), water is a liquid.

Side: liquids are wet
5 points

Of course it is. you get soaked in it every time you tkae a shower.

Side: liquids are wet
4 points

Water is wet because each particle of water is is surrounded by water therefore the particle of water in question is wet. Therefore water is wet.

Side: yes
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
1 point

a "particle" cannot be wet itself so you just contradicted your self...

Side: No
Scarletfox04(9) Disputed
1 point

Not all water is wet, not all water is surrounded by water. Water molecules have been isolated before. Here is a source that talks all about isolating water molecules: https://www.nature.com/articles/am2011196

I cannot say that sheep are brown, because there are many different colors and species of sheep. It's the same with water, not all water is wet, so you cannot say that water is wet.

Side: No
Damien_Jones(9) Clarified
2 points

please say your thoughts instead of yours...........................

Side: Yes
2 points

If Chuck Norris wants the water to get wet, the water will get wet...

Side: Chuck Norris
altarion(1955) Disputed
3 points

No. You are wrong, because when Chuck Norris goes swimming, he doesn't get wet, the water gets Chuck Norris. So in saying such an argument, I rest my case involving Chuck Norris. ^_^

Side: Chuck Norris
2 points

Water is suppose to be wet regardless of whether is it hot, warm or cold.

It will still be wet because it is a liquid.

Ice is still wet isn't it ?

Side: yes
MesmerLab(3) Disputed
2 points

Ice is not wet. Ice is a solid, not liquid. Presumably, the 'wetness' you're referencing is the H2O that has warmed up to its liquid state.

This is similar to how steam is not wet. You will get condensation once the steam moves from a gas to a liquid state, but the gaseous state of H2O is not 'wet'.

Side: liquids are wet
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
2 points

ice can be wet because a solid can be covered in water if melted, but not water in its liquid/gaseous state

Side: Yes
2 points

2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint. If anyone says no then they obviously can't read.

Side: yes
2 points

It is a liquid and it feels wet so it should count as being wet.

Side: yes
2 points

As stated in the definition of wet,

2. in a liquid form or state.

- saying that waster in its liquid form is wet.

However, in the other definition:

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid.

- This states that "wet" is a feeling that need to involve two or more physical matters, therefore water cannot be wet on its own unless accompanied by another object; such as a hand.

Side: yes
2 points

so me and my boy.. friend?, were having a talk abut if water is wet or not.. he doesnt think so. but i mean water is a liquid there for its not dry.. and you throw water on something the object becomes wet. so how could water be dry and sill get another object wet.. it cant?!! lol. there for water being a liquid, is wet! even though its never been dry:] taylor!!. HAHAHA.

Side: yes
2 points

Yes it is because if it was not it would be dry and water is not dry

Side: It's not dry is it
KVendettaW(4) Disputed
1 point

Water is neither wet or dry. No one ever said everything had to be one or the other.

Side: No
2 points

it is wet it is not dry if it waw not it would not be water

Side: yes
2 points

WATER IS NOT WET THATS LIKE SAY AIR INST DRY IF A FISH IS DRY IN WATER IS IT FUCKING DRY GET OUT OF HERE THAT'S RETARDED NO FISH IS DRY

Side: Yes
2 points

pour or sprinkle water over (a plant or an area of ground), typically in order to encourage plant growth.

"I went out to water the geraniums"

synonyms: sprinkle, moisten, dampen, wet, spray, splash; More

That's a definition and some synonyms of Water

WATER=WET

Side: Yes
2 points

The definition of wet is covered in, or saturated with another object that is water or another liquid, so if 1 water molecule is surrounded by 1 or more water molecules then it is covered in a liquid and there for wet, BUT there is an exception to this; if the water molecule is by itself, it is not soaked in another object that is liquid, and there for not wet.

Side: Yes
Scarletfox04(9) Disputed
1 point

If this is true, that all water is not wet, then you are conterdicting your arguement. I cannot say that sheep are brown because not all sheep are brown. That would be incorrect. If you say that the species human have white skin that would be incorrect because not all humans have white skin, it varies. In the same way with water, I cannot say that water is wet because not all water is wet, it varies.

Side: No
1 point

water isnt wet molecules inside it is wet

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Side: yes
1 point

this is an old and by now boring argument.

wetness is defined as being in contact with water, or covered soaked or doused in water. the reason anything covered in water is defined as 'wet' is because WATER IS WET

things that can get wet can later become dry. water cannot become dry, BECAUSE IT IS WET

Side: No
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
2 points

how can water be in contact of itself, water is it self an cannot be separate if its together

Side: No
1 point

Wet is wet and water if it is in a liquid form is wet, but the real question is how many water molecules does it take for water to feel wet to us?

Side: yes

Yes water is wet it is a liquid.

Side: yes
1 point

Can you wet something with something that is not wet ?

If not how if water wet

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, water is wet and i can prove this by dipping my clothes in bucket full of water...Think on this....

Supporting Evidence: Water Leak Repair (www.allkarepropertydryingout.co.uk)
Side: Yes
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
1 point

so how does this prove that water itself is wet, your saying that water makes you wet(which is obvious)

Side: No
1 point

A single water molecule, besides being microscopic, wouldn't be wet. For something to be saturated, it is "imbued thoroughly; or charged thoroughly or completely". Which means Mickey the water molecule isn't wet by himself. Also, in chemistry saturation means having no free valence electrons. So, if Mickey bonded with at least two other water molecules he would be imbued thoroughly and have no free valence electrons.

For the record, a single water molecule itself isn't wet but water is irrefutably wet.

this argument is debate is irrelevant but it really made me think for once.

Side: Yes
1 point

"Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface"

Wetness is determined by the strength of the intermolecular forces of a liquid and a solid that are in contact. Wetness is a property of all liquids, just like viscosity. Since "water" is a liquid, it has the property of wetness, and thus is wet.

Side: Yes
1 point

water is obviously wet bc e=mcsquared. This is not a dumb joke. mkay?

Side: Yes
1 point

Wet is a property meaning a substance is dissolved in a liquid. Dissolved means covered/surrounded by liquid. H20 molecules are surrounded by other H20 molecules so water is wet. Also water makes things wet meaning wetness is a property of water meaning water is wet.

Side: Yes
paulghodgson(1) Disputed
1 point

Why does a molecule of water have to be surrounded by other molecules of water? Will the universe explode if we suspend a single molecule of water in a vacuum? Sounds to me as if water itself isn't wet unless it's unless you put more water on it.

Side: No
1 point

Water is wet, because it has had the same percevability since the 1800's. With that the simple definition of water is defined as substance in a liquid state.

Side: Yes
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
1 point

but its the 2017 and MANY things have been corrected. also please give the place where you saw that "Water is wet, because it has had the same percevability since the 1800's"

Side: No
1 point

water is wet!!!!!

when you get splashed with water you think oh i'm wet.\

or water moloecules that touch and move and burst.

water is not dry

water is not damp

water is not dry

Side: Yes
1 point

Water Is Wet Because Reasons......................................................................

Side: Yes
1 point

Water would be wet. It makes things wet right? so wouldn't it be like the key factor of wetness? it could be both but I believe that water is wet,

Side: Yes
1 point

water is wet because when u put your finger in water and u pull it out it is wet something go to be wet for something to be wet so I guess when u take a shower and u get out I guess u not wet water is wet and that is what I got to say....

Side: Yes
1 point

So everyone is saying. "Water isn't wet it just makes things wet". How can it make things wet without being wet.

People also say that wet is just a description of water. If wet describes water than water is wet. The color of the apple logo is gray. That's a description of the apple logo. So your saying descriptions aren't ever true. Is fire cold now. Ohhh burrrrr looks like Suzy overcooked her casarol again.

Side: Yes
1 point

Water is wet. Fire is hot. Black people are criminals. White people are Racist. Mexicans are both. And Asians are gay. Indians are all. But you don't see me saying black people deserve rights or white people deserve jail time because it is just simply not true. Water is wet!!! and it is that simple of a comparison.

Side: Yes
1 point

A wet towel gets you wet, therefor wet things get you wet.

Water gets you wet, therefor water is wet.

Side: Yes
1 point

Because water is a liquid and one of the main properties of liquids are that they are wet, water is also wet. Another reason is also because water is a compound meaning that the stuff that creates it (hydrogen and oxygen) lose their properties when thy are mixed together.

Side: Yes
1 point

It all depends on what we're talking about to me. If it's a puddle with more than one water molecule, then it would be wet, as the water is covering itself. However, I would not believe that a single molecule of water is wet, as it does not cover itself

Side: Yes
1 point

Wetness is our description of what we feel when we put our hand in water. Saying water is wet is like saying that wood is hard or fire is hot.

Side: Yes
1 point

Water is wet, this is the dumbest argument ever, lets search up the definition of wet. According to google:

noun

1.

liquid that makes something damp.

Believe it or not, water is a liquid that makes something damp. Lets go to the merriam webster,

a : consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

Believe it or not, water does consist of water. Let's go to Dictionary.com - The world’s favorite online dictionary! (http://dictionary.com)

2.

in a liquid form or state:

wet paint.

Do I gotta keep going? Let's keep going anyways. Let's go to oxford dictionary.

noun Liquid that makes something damp.

So, water IS wet, I don't know why this is trending, this is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. Can you wet water? No, because water is already wet. You can’t wet a shirt you just went to the pool with because its already wet. So fucking stupid.

Side: Yes
0 points

Water is wet because if an something can be wet the water that made it wet would also have to be wet!!!!! XDDDDD

Side: Yes
-1 points

You guys really need to get a life. :P I maen really all your doing is arguing if water is wet... I mean who cares ... Sure it can be wet because its water and it cant be wet because it can only be wet if it is making something wet.

Side: yes
-1 points

Are you stupid you are the syupidest people on the planet if you think water is dry

Side: It's not dry is it
desoakes(1) Disputed
2 points

She/He really need to stop calling people stupid. This website is basically to get people's opinion on this. If you want to be honest you are being rude to people by calling them "the syupidest people on the planet". F.Y.I you spell stupidest like ("stupidest") that. So the next time you talk about people being the STUPIDEST people in the world, think about yourself and how you would feel if someone said that to you.

Side: No
holomanga(10) Disputed
1 point

They don't think that water is dry. They think that water is (not wet). There's a big difference - one that you should know.

Side: No
13 points

By the definition of "wet", water is a factor in becoming wet, but is not wet itself, because when you are wet, you are "covered or soaked with a liquid such as water", and water is water itself, therefore it is not wet.

Side: No
16 points

What if you pour water on water? Would you be making the old water wet with the new water?

Side: No
xaeon(1090) Disputed
11 points

Both the old water and the new water would be wet, as they are both liquids, which are inherently wet.

Side: liquids are wet
Rilesbuger(3) Disputed
4 points

Can you wet something with something that is not wet? ...............

Side: yes
Simply(6) Disputed
1 point

No... what if you poured water on a shirt you just pit in the ocean, would you be making that shirt wet? No, because it's already wet.

Side: Yes
9 points

However...by the definition of "waterless" which, in its adjective form, means "devoid of water, dry" and if the antonym for dry is wet, therefore water must be wet since it is not dry!

Side: So sayeth Dictionary dot com
altarion(1955) Disputed
7 points

But it doesn't say the water is dry. Waterless is, as you quote "devoid of water" but the water that was once there isn't waterless; it is still water. If something is devoid of water it is dry, if something is covered in water it is wet, but that doesn't say that water itself is wet or dry. As I said in my previous post, water is water, and if something is itself, then it is not covered in itself. For instance, if you take a single droplet of water, it is what it is. It is neither wet, nor is it dry. Wet is "covered in water". Dry is "devoid of water". But since water is neither covered in itself, nor is it devoid of itself, then it is not wet or dry. And since the question to the debate is "Is water wet?" then my point is proven that it is not wet.

Side: Water is Water
Girl4Justice(31) Disputed
1 point

The opposite of skinny is fat. So, in your logic, a person who is not skinny must be fat. Is there no middle ground?

Side: No
bobef(6) Disputed
5 points

" moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid"

In most water (oceans, etc, which are by the way connected, so it is not different water) there are plenty of other liquids (oil, piss, etc), so according to this description some water is wet.

Side: Yes
Rilesbuger(3) Disputed
4 points

Can you wet something with something that is not wet? .…

Side: yes
holomanga(10) Disputed
3 points

The water molecules are touching other water molecules, so doesn't this make them wet too?

Side: Yes
1 point

“wet” describes things that come in contact with water, not water itself.

Side: No
Simply(6) Disputed
1 point

Water is wet, this is the dumbest argument ever, lets search up the definition of wet. According to google:

noun

1.

liquid that makes something damp.

Believe it or not, water is a liquid that makes something damp. Lets go to the merriam webster,

a : consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

Believe it or not, water does consist of water. Let's go to Dictionary.com - The world’s favorite online dictionary! (http://dictionary.com)

2.

in a liquid form or state:

wet paint.

Do I gotta keep going? Let's keep going anyways. Let's go to oxford dictionary.

noun Liquid that makes something damp.

So, water IS wet, I don't know why this is trending, this is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. Can you wet water? No, because water is already wet. You can’t wet a shirt you just went to the pool with because its already wet. So fucking dumb.

Side: Yes
MURK(2) Disputed
1 point

the opposite of wet is dry. if water isn't wet then its dry? or if it cant be wet then it cant be dry either. why cant water be wet why isn't wet just the nature of water? if you go swim in a pool and become wet the water mad you wet. why cause the water was wet. the water was wet when there was a small cup of it the water was wet when you add and filled the cup. that's just the nature of being water its just wet.

Side: Yes
MyThoughts67(4) Disputed
1 point

If water isn't wet then are you saying it's dry. Dust is dry. Concrete is dry, but water is wet.

Side: Yes
Simply(6) Disputed
1 point

Water is wet, this is the dumbest argument ever, lets search up the definition of wet. According to google:

noun

1.

liquid that makes something damp.

Believe it or not, water is a liquid that makes something damp. Lets go to the merriam webster,

a : consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

Believe it or not, water does consist of water. Let's go to Dictionary.com - The world’s favorite online dictionary! (http://dictionary.com)

2.

in a liquid form or state:

wet paint.

Do I gotta keep going? Let's keep going anyways. Let's go to oxford dictionary.

noun Liquid that makes something damp.

So, water IS wet, I don't know why this is trending, this is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. Can you wet water? No, because water is already wet. You can’t wet a shirt you just went to the pool with because its already wet. So fucking dumb.

Side: Yes
9 points

I was gonna ignore this topic, but now that i see the arguments presented... holy shit, water isn't wet.

like... fire isn't burnt.

Side: No
3 points

i totally agree with the ThePyg guy water isnt wet and fire isnt burnt. You are wet when you get out of water and air mixes with it then yes you are wet. You arent wet in water because the water mixes with water inside of you to balance out when you get out of the water you drip and your body takes in the water on you.

Side: No
jessald(1915) Disputed
2 points

more like, "fire isn't hot"

Side: Is fire hot
ThePyg(6761) Disputed
4 points

hot is a feeling. like water feels cool or hot. water can actually be hot you know...

it's more like burnt is a result of being on fire. like wet is a result of being covered in water.

Side: No
Simply(6) Disputed
1 point

Water is wet, this is the dumbest argument ever, lets search up the definition of wet. According to google:

noun

1.

liquid that makes something damp.

Believe it or not, water is a liquid that makes something damp. Lets go to the merriam webster,

a : consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid (such as water)

Believe it or not, water does consist of water. Let's go to Dictionary.com - The world’s favorite online dictionary! (http://dictionary.com)

2.

in a liquid form or state:

wet paint.

Do I gotta keep going? Let's keep going anyways. Let's go to oxford dictionary.

noun Liquid that makes something damp.

So, water IS wet, I don't know why this is trending, this is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. Can you wet water? No, because water is already wet. You can’t wet a shirt you just went to the pool with because its already wet. So fucking dumb.

Side: Yes
7 points

Wet:

-covered or saturated with water or another liquid : she followed, slipping on the wet rock.

-cover or touch with liquid; moisten

No, water is water, when water touches something that is not water, the thing that the water touches is wet.

I'm pretty sure wet is a word to describe something that isn't usually wet. Like burnt. If you're calling it burnt then I think you are implying that it is not in it's natural state. A rock in it's natural state is hard and sometimes course. When it's not it may be wet, cut, smoothed... get it?

Side: Water is Water
xaeon(1090) Disputed
5 points

By the look of things, some dictionaries define liquids as being wet, whilst some others do not. But yes, to me (and the definition I found for the word 'wet'), liquids are wet; thus water is wet.

Side: liquids are wet

Water, no.... Girls...., I better stop.

Side: No
5 points

I guess water isn't wet to itself. But it can make anything else with so much as a wink.

Side: She makes us wet
5 points

Water is not wet, the chemistry makes you think it is. When water touches a base, that base is wet. Why? because the H2O made it wet. Think about it! I' am aaamichael and i approve this message.

Side: No
5 points

No the the effect of water is wet like if your covered in water that makes you wet

Side: No
5 points

Water is a result of the bonding of three atomic particles, each not wet (two hydrogen, one oxygen) and the collection of those compounds into however large a group is chosen (e.g. in a bottle, pool, lake)

the interaction that each compound has with the others around it is classified as a liquid because they move loosely and without a structure. at an atomic level there is nothing that is "wet"

like someone said earlier (in so many words), when water coats something it is then wet because its state has been altered by the contact with water.

in conclusion water isnt wet

Side: No
4 points

Water is not wet because ji e tja;a tjow ayt wjot hoih yhuyhfh

Side: liquids are wet
holomanga(10) Disputed
3 points

That doesn't actually make sense in any language. I don't understand what you are even trying to say.

Side: Yes
4 points

Water is NOT wet, it is a WETTING AGENT. Taken straight out of my high school textbook dated 2006 publishing year.

Side: No
4 points

water is wet, as in the term, "wet" is used to describe somthing as being covered or submerssed in water.

Water it self can not be wet and any object which is covered in water or submerssed in water is in fact not wet as all matter in the universe is ultimately just energy.

Side: yes
3 points

all i have to say is that there is really NO way to prove that water is wet

Side: No
3 points

•Water isn't wet. Wetness is a description of our experience of water; what happens to us when we come into contact with water in such a way that it impinges on our state of being. We, or our possessions, 'get wet'. A less impinging sense experience of water is that it is cold or warm, while visual experience tells us that it is green or blue or muddy or fast-flowing. We learn by experience that a sensation of wetness is associated with water: 'there must be a leak/I must have sat in something.'

Side: No
3 points

Since the property of being wet is the measure of the ability of a liquid to adhere to a solid surface, it would be impossible for water to be wet. As water itself is a liquid, it could not adhere to a "solid" surface within itself.

Side: No
3 points

no, water is not wet. when it has contact with something a finger etc, that becomes wet.

water is made out of two gases. Hydrogen and Oxygen.

THANKS

Side: No
lucyinthesky(2) Disputed
4 points

Just because you mix both gasses doesn't mean water spontaneously forms.

when a water molecule has both of it's hydrogens bonded with other water molecules then that molecule is saturated on a minute scale. also it would have no free valence electrons in this case, and that by definition means it's a saturated molecule.

So technically one water molecule isn't wet, but 3 or more would be "wet". but thats irrelevant because one liter of water has 3.34 x 10^25 molecules of water, but go figure.

Side: Yes
3 points

water can only make other things wet, it cannot make itself wet! hahaha

Side: No
3 points

As stated in the definition of wet,

2. in a liquid form or state.

- saying that waster in its liquid form is wet.

However, in the other definition:

1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid.

- This states that "wet" is a feeling that need to involve two or more physical matters, therefore water cannot be wet on its own unless accompanied by another object; such as a hand.

402 days ago | Tagged As: yes

Side: No
3 points

Anything that is wet can be dried. You can dry a wet towel. You can dry a wet floor. You can't dry water, therefor it isn't wet. The definition of wet taken from dictionary.com is wet: moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid. You can't do that with water because it's already a liquid.

Side: No
imrigone(768) Disputed
4 points

You can't dry water...

Sure you can. Its called evaporation

Side: yes
Damien_Jones(9) Disputed
1 point

Difference between drying and evaporation: 1. The term drying usually refers the removal of relatively small amounts of water from solid or nearly solid material. The term evaporation is usually limited to the removal of relatively large amounts of water from solutions.

Side: No
3 points

Water is only wet in "ambient temperatures." Otherwise, when it at extreme hot or cold temperatures, it is either steam (water vapor) or ice (frozen water).

Side: No
3 points

water is not wet it is just senses in your body thinking its wet

Side: yes
3 points

Wet is a result of water touching it. Water in and of itself is not wet it may be soft and pliable but not wet. If water gets on my shirt then water wets my shirt. I dont have wet on my shirt. Wetness is a result not a description of water.

Side: No
3 points

Let's try and simplify this...water: H2O (two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom) which is the chemical formula for water. in my opinion, the best way to solve this question is to determine why this chemical formula dries?

Side: No
3 points

objects or substances get 'WET' by water or some other LIQUID so are you trying to say water has been wet by itself... it does not make sense therefore water is not wet it is simply classified as liquid. :)

Side: No
2 points

Water is not wet as water can not be affected by its own composition. As wet is used to describe something that state has been altered by the presence of a liquid. This does not occur in the example of water

Side: No
2 points

NO ITS NOT BECAUSE IF YOU ADD WATER TO WATER, ITS NOT WET YOU JUST MAKING A MESS

Side: No
2 points

water isnt wet because water is what makes things wet and it itself isnt wet

Side: No
1 point

am gona go with no,

just to annoy people who see actual arguments to the contrary in this random debate

so it is a no just for the bantor (Scottish translation means laughs)

Side: No
Damien_Jones(9) Clarified
1 point

so you think it is wet?, if yes then you shouldn't really be here or be saying "no". this site says this if you type in something less then 50 characters, "The minimum argument length is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible."

Side: Yes
1 point

Not when it's in a gas state.

Side: No
1 point

since I cant say 'depends' or 'neither/both' I will simply say that water in a liquid form is not wet, however, water in solid from CAN be wet for obvious reasons. I could go in depth with this topic with evidence, but I'm saving that for a 7th grade Socratic seminar that a teacher is decided to form because everyone is arguing about it in class.

Side: No
1 point

no water is not wet water gets things wet but water cant be wet, wet is how we describe water on an object

Side: No
1 point

no water is not wet water gets things wet but water cant be wet

Have you considered the possibility that water gets things wet because water is wet?

Water and wet effectively are, for all intents and purposes, two different words for the exact same thing. If something is wet then it is covered in water.

Side: Yes
1 point

Water isn't wet. Wetness is a description of our experience of water; what happens to us when we come into contact with water in such a way that it impinges on our state of being. We, or our possessions, 'get wet'.

Side: No
1 point

Wet is a condition. While water may cause things to become wet it would be like saying is air windy?

Side: No
1 point

I believe water is not wet because wet is an adjective describing water transporting and soaking. Water cannot simply get more wet or wetter or wet in general. Though another object such as wood can.

Side: No
1 point

wet is an adjective describing water

Therefore water is wet.

Side: Yes
1 point

water is not wet because if you pur water on water its not wetttttttttttt

Side: No
1 point

If something is wet, that means that it can be dried. To dry it, you take the water off the surface of the object, in turn, making it dry. You cannot take the surface water off of water. Therefore, water is not wet, because it cannot be dried.

Side: No
1 point

Water isn't wet. I cannot say that sheep are brown, because not all sheep are brown. I have real proof that water is not wet. Being wet is a result of touching water. I have heard people say that water is wet, fire is hot. Incorrect. Wet is a state of being, like burned, I don't say that fire is burned, no it burns things. It is burning. In the same way water makes things wet. Now for my scientific evidence.

The definition at dictionary.com is:

"moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid"

Therefore, if water is touching other water, then it is wet. A lot of water is wet, much of the world's water is wet, however not all water is wet. If you can isolate a water molecule, (which is near impossible) then it is not wet because it is not touching other water molecules. All of you science geeks (like me) are probably thinking, "But wait, aren't water molecules polar?" If you have no idea what I'm talking about read all about here: (http://www.aquahealthproducts.com/chemistry-water)

Basically two water molecules have to stay together. Well, I have found a group that has trapped a water molecule by itself, read all about it here: (https://www.nature.com/articles/am2011196) therefore making it not wet, because it is not touching water, though it is water, according to the definition, it is not wet.

Like I said at the beginning, are sheep brown? No, some sheep are brown, but I can't say sheep are brown because not all sheep are brown, therefore I cannot say that water is wet because not all water is wet.

Side: No
1 point

I don't think so because the phrase wet basically means the experience you have when you come in physical contact with a liquid

Side: No
1 point

Water can not technically be wet because it causes things around it to be wet. It cannot make itself wet. That would be like putting two pieces of bread together and trying to make it more like itself- you can't.

Side: No
0 points

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Side: No
0 points

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Side: No