One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extremely wet; soaked.‘he was wringing with sweat’as submodifier ‘my jacket's wringing wet!’
soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moistView synonyms
- ‘What little sleep she managed to get the night before had been troubled by dreams of violence and talking animals, and she had awakened, time and again, wringing wet.’
- ‘I taxi to my dispersal point, shut down the engine, and clambered out; my flight suit wringing wet with sweat.’
- ‘She's dressed as she was at Pluskat's, dungarees and a work shirt, wringing wet.’
- ‘This renders it damp enough to work with, but not wringing wet.’
- ‘Parlier looked down as sweat droplets beaded from his face and fell onto the deck; his surgical gloves were wringing wet with perspiration.’
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