Answer: to excite or stimulate
Word Origin Old Englishhwettan of Germanic origin; related to German wetzen based on an adjective meaning 'sharp'.
Scrabble Points: 10
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Whet definition is - to sharpen by rubbing on or with something (such as a stone). How to use whet in a sentence.
whet verb stimulate increase excite stir enhance provoke arouse awaken animate rouse quicken incite kindle pique a delicious aroma which whetted our appetites stimulate depress dull suppress blunt subdue stifle numb smother dampen deaden
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Whet definition to sharpen (a knife tool etc.) by grinding or friction. See more.
whet sb's appetite to increase someone's interest in and wish for something usually by giving them a small experience of it: I've read an excerpt of the book on the Web and it's whetted my appetite. That one kiss had whetted his appetite.
The word "whet" was invented by Blair Stephenson...