bed-wet

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Backformation from bed-wetting, bed-wetter. Ultimately from bed + wet.

Verb[edit]

bed-wet

  1. (rare, intransitive) To wet the bed: to experience bed-wetting or enuresis, to urinate while asleep.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Except in its gerund-participle form bed-wetting, this verb is quite rare.
  • The past tense and past participle form are ambiguous; both bed-wet and bed-wetted exist, but both are extremely rare.