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is water wet?

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Started: 4/30/2018 Category: Funny
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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briannaxrice

Con

Water is not wet. Water isn't wet because it is a liquid that wets things. Once you come into contact with water you become wet. Until then water is liquid and you are dry. Splash water in water, it just adds more quantity to water. Splash water on a towel, IT MAKES THE TOWEL WET BUT NOT ITSELF, can water be dried? NO? Can the towel be dried? YES.
MasterMewtwo

Pro

Interesting philosophy, but then what is water if it's not wet? Is it dry? Well, let's think about what it means to be wet.

The first definition for "wet" according to Merriam Webster, is "consisting of, containing, covered with, or soaked with liquid" (https://www.merriam-webster.com...).

Now we reach the question: Does water consist of liquid? Well, water is a liquid. What does it mean to consist and what does liquid mean?

While Merriam Webster has a few definitions or 'consist', the one we want is "to be composed or made up". (https://www.merriam-webster.com...)
'Liquid' means "a fluid (such as water) that has no independent shape but has a definite volume and does not expand indefinitely and that is only slightly compressible", you'll have to scoll down a bit, though. (https://www.merriam-webster.com...)

So is water made up of a fluid that has no independent shape? I'd say yes; water makes up water. You can take water out of a lake, and you've still got water that makes up the lake and the cup, and water makes up your glass of water as well.
Debate Round No. 1
briannaxrice

Con

Okay, is there a way to pick who wins now? Because you win.
MasterMewtwo

Pro

Glad to see you concede. We can't end the debate early, so just say whatever in Round 3. Though I was expecting more...
Debate Round No. 2
briannaxrice

Con

i can't make up my mind if water is wet or not gahh
MasterMewtwo

Pro

It's ultimately philosophy and an interesting topic, but the definitions say water is wet. Can water be dried? Yes, by putting it in a freezer it becomes ice and lacks any liquids, thus not wet by definition.

On a similar note, this argument also applies to juice, honey, plastic, and any material. Liquids are wet. If not wet, then what should we call them?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MasterMewtwo 3 years ago
MasterMewtwo
And dry ice is carbon dioxide in a solid form, so it's not water. Dry ice can still be dry if you leave it in a super cold freezer, though.
Posted by MasterMewtwo 3 years ago
MasterMewtwo
You can make water dry if you freeze it enough, like solid plastic is dry as opposed to its liquid form, which is wet although too hot to touch. If you count evaporation, then that can also be an option.
Posted by sodiumchloride2 3 years ago
sodiumchloride2
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Posted by mackenzie.snovel 3 years ago
mackenzie.snovel
if you can dry water, then water is wet. Dry ice doesn't count, its just a name.
Posted by MasterMewtwo 3 years ago
MasterMewtwo
Well, he did already forfeit. Just make sure the time doesn't run out, since I'm pretty sure it'll freeze and never end.
Posted by Gamerelite 3 years ago
Gamerelite
You can forfeit
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