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Is Water Wet?

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Started: 1/23/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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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'.


Water is wet, as the word 'wet' may be used as a noun.

'I could feel the wet of the water.'

Water is what is wet in this sentence.

If you were to limit the word 'wet' to an adjective and verb, indeed, water is not wet.
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Posted by DontArgueWithMe3333 3 years ago
Is Water Wet?

The answer lies in the definition itself. Wetness is the condition of a Liquid on the surface of a Solid. If water is in a glass, then the water is on top of other water. Since this is not a liquid on a solid, water alone is not wet. There is one exception. Water is wet only when it is on ice, because that means that there is a liquid on a solid. Critics will state that because water can make other object wet, then it is is wet itself. This is not true if you look at the definition. Wetness is a condition of more than one object that are different in their physical state. Now, you may think, "When it rains, you can feel the water. So that means that it is wet." This is also false. Wetness is also a sensation that the human body experiences when it touches a liquid. This still means that there is a liquid (water) on a solid (hand) object. No single object in one state may be a liquid; only an liquid that is touching a solid object. Think of it this way. If you can see rain in the air, then it is not touching any physical object. You may know that the water is wet when it touches the ground, or your hand, but it is not wet when it is just floating in the air. Saying that water is wet, is the same as saying clouds and ice are wet, because both are just physical states of water. If you were in a room that is below freezing, and you put your hand on the block of ice, it would feel rough to some degree, like any other solid object. Now, if water was wet, then you could feel and see this on the ice, but you can't. If you passed your hand through a cloud, you could neither feel the wetness of the air nor see it on your hand. I say this again, "It requires two objects of a liquid and solid state on each other to be wet!"
Posted by BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 3 years ago
This debate is retarded.
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