whet

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To stimulate or make more keen

In the end, porn doesn’t whet men’s appetites—it turns them off the real thing.

To hone or rub on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening
to make more keen or eager
{n} the act of sharpenin, dram before a meal
{v} to sharpen, edge, provoke, incite
That which whets or sharpens; esp
To rub or on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a knife
{f} sharpen; awaken, stimulate
{i} sharpening; stimulus; appetizer
To make sharp, keen, or eager; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite or the courage
an appetizer
If someone or something whets your appetite for a particular thing, they increase your desire to have it or know about it, especially by giving you an idea of what it is like. A really good catalogue can also whet customers' appetites for merchandise
The act of whetting
make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite
whetter
Something that whets. Agent noun of whet
whetting
Present participle of whet
whetting
The process by which something is whetted

Sand, a series of whettings on stones, and, by way of finish, charcoal of magnolia, are used in polishing.

whetter
{n} one who sharpens knives
whetter
A tippler; one who drinks whets
whetter
{i} one who sharpens
whetter
One who, or that which, whets, sharpens, or stimulates
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