What is the opposite of dry?

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Adjective
Opposite of with little or no rainfall or humidity
“The rainforest was incredibly wet after so much rainfall in the past month.”
Adjective
(of an object or food) Opposite of free from moisture or liquid
“Check out how moist and scrumptious this cake looks.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
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“Years ago, I watched a gripping documentary about the life of a mountaineer who survived a great fall.”
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(of information, writing, etc.) Opposite of highly factual, especially to the point of being dull
“It is not only a work of beauty but also a richly embellished piece of writing.”
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(of a joke or sense of humour) Opposite of subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
“His comedic style was rather ostentatious and was not to everyone's taste.”
Adjective
Opposite of in need of a drink
“We made sure we were well hydrated after such an arduous climb.”
Adjective
Opposite of unemotional, undemonstrative, or impassive
“I'm not a very demonstrative person, as I have always been taught that emotion leads to weakness.”
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(of bread or toast) Opposite of without butter or other spreads
“Our little ones often enjoy a piece of buttered bread with some jam on the side.”
Adjective
(of an alcoholic drink) Opposite of free from or lacking embellishment or sweetness
“It is more like a sweet wine with hints of dried apricots, grapefruit pith, cypress, and lemons.”
Adjective
(British, politics) Opposite of radical or hard-line Conservative in nature, especially in relation to the 1980s
“A conference was scheduled to discuss various left-wing policies.”
Adjective
Opposite of using or characterized by irony
Adjective
Opposite of marked by little or no precipitation or humidity
Adjective
Opposite of resembling or characteristic of powder in texture
Adjective
Opposite of showing no affection or having a lack of emotion
“He was such a friendly guy that always had time for a little chit chat.”
Adjective
Opposite of very hot and dry
Adjective
Opposite of not stormy or cloudy
“Beneath the cloudy sky, the green and blue shade cast by the giant trees fell in a mottled pattern on the forest floor.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly
Adjective
Opposite of abstinent from alcohol, never drinking alcohol
Adjective
Opposite of using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humour
Adjective
Opposite of empty of meaning or value
Adjective
(of a voice) Opposite of harsh and rasping
“I was enraptured by her mellifluous voice softly humming to the radio.”
Adjective
Opposite of uninhabited and desolate
Adjective
(of skin) Opposite of not smooth
“She adored feeling the baby's smooth skin against her own.”
Adjective
Opposite of reduced in size as a result of shrinkage
Adjective
Opposite of dry as a bone
Adjective
Opposite of tending to drink only moderate quantities of alcohol
Adjective
Opposite of without variation or emotion
Adjective
Opposite of aloof and objective
Verb
Opposite of to wipe (something wet) dry, typically with an absorbent material such as a cloth
Wet this cloth with cold water and put it over his head.”
Verb
Opposite of to remove the moisture from
“You need to water the garden every day for the flowers to thrive.”
Verb
Opposite of to dry something to the point of withering it, usually with heat
“Just make sure the roses receive enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 18 inches every week during the growing season.”
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Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly, especially to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
Verb
Opposite of to save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt
Verb
Opposite of to lose bodily strength or vigor
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Opposite of to clean or dry (something) by rubbing with a cloth, a piece of paper, or one's hand
Verb
Opposite of make or become hard or solid
Noun
(Britain, politics) Opposite of a radical or hard-line Conservative, especially during the 1980s
“To my knowledge, nobody has ever accused me of being a liberal.”
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