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Definition of "whetting" []

  • Present participle of whet. (verb)
  • The process by which something is whetted. (noun)

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Use "whetting" in a sentence
  • "It doesn't make the sting of defeat any less painful, and there are some who think it's all over, but the campaign has succeeded in whetting the media's appetite for a spectacular showdown on March 4, which is already being promoted as a sequel to Super Tuesday."
  • "America's image abroad was of particular concern, for he firmly believed that movies, in whetting international appetites for the abundance and democracy promised by his liberal Americanism, could help to realize the nation's anti-Soviet foreign policy goals."
  • "Rising incomes are whetting China's appetite for a better diet, meaning rising demand for corn."