West"ness (?), n.
The quality or state of being wet; moisture; humidity; as, the wetness of land; the wetness of a cloth.
A watery or moist state of the atmosphere; a state of being rainy, foggy, or misty; as, the wetness of weather or the season.
⇒ Wetness generally implies more water or liquid than is implied by humidness or moisture.
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