The wetness of an object is actually not a property of the object itself, but refers to the presence (and amount) of liquid on, or absorbed by, the object, for example a wet sponge. Therefore, similar to viscosity, I classify this as a liquid material property.
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And, another source.
So, in this context and by the definition in the dictionary, wetness is a property that arises from the interaction between a liquid and a solid surface. In other words, when water touches a surface, we say that the surface is wet.
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I think for something to be considered wet, the liquid that's introduced needs to change the quality of it in some appreciable way. Adding water to a piece of paper changes it drastically. A towel, a little less. If you had marble around you pool and someone splashed it with a cannonball, the water would drastically change it by lowering the coefficient of friction. Adding water to water doesn't seem to change it in any way.
And now I have a question for you Mister Ryo. Is there water at the bottom of the ocean? Before you may answer that, please keep in mind what it is exactly I was asking there, and not what you may have perceived me to have asked.
Just curious as to how you would answer, but you don't have to answer if you don't wish to though.
No. By definition the word "wet" simply describes what happens when a liquid and a solid come into contact with each other, in this case the saturation of the solid by the liquid. In other words, wet describes the actual state and or result(s) after an interaction, and not the object or entity itself.
What we humans would call/label as wet is merely a perception, and not so much objective fact. Scientifically speaking, wetness is defined as the ability of a liquid to adhere to (cover) something solid, and that quality is measurable.
Take for example a piece of wood and fire... if the fire comes into contact with the wood, the wood will burn. Likewise, if water comes into contact with the wood, the wood will become wet. If we are to believe water is wet, are we also to believe the fire itself is burnt?
Hope that answered your query.