It was first employed in the case of steam by Peabody as a means of estimating the wetness of saturated steam, which is an important factor in testing the performance of an engine.
Her eyes grew blurry, and hot wetness slid down her cheeks.
He knew by the smell of gasoline and antifreeze and the wetness he felt as he reached above his head.
Schimperl made a distinct advance when he distinguished between physical and physiological dryness or wetness of the soil.
For this reason observations at different depths in the same locality often give very concordant results for the same period, as the total percolation and the average rate are necessarily nearly the same for the various strata, although the actual degree of wetness of each may vary considerably.
All soils which are physically dry are also physiologically dry; and hence only the physiological dryness or wetness of soils need be considered in ecology.