Moistened
Moisten Mois"ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moistened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moistening}.] 1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree. [1913 Webster]

A pipe a little moistened on the inside. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To soften by making moist; to make tender. [1913 Webster]

It moistened not his executioner's heart with any pity. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • moistened — un·moistened; …   English syllables

  • moistened — moisten || mɔɪsn v. make slightly wet, make damp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moistened — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ἔγχυμον — ἔγχῡμον , ἔγχῡμος moistened masc/fem acc sg ἔγχῡμον , ἔγχῡμος moistened neut nom/voc/acc sg ἔγχυμος moistened masc/fem acc sg ἔγχυμος moistened neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Moisten — Mois ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moistened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moistening}.] 1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree. [1913 Webster] A pipe a little moistened on the inside. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To soften by making moist; to make tender. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moistening — Moisten Mois ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moistened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moistening}.] 1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree. [1913 Webster] A pipe a little moistened on the inside. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To soften by making moist; to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • glass harmonica — a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated, revolving glass bowls, the rims of which are moistened and set in vibration by friction from the fingertips. [1905 10] * * * ▪ musical instrument       musical instrument consisting of a set of …   Universalium

  • rose of Jericho — an Asian plant, Anastatica hierochuntica, of the mustard family, which, after drying and curling up, expands when moistened. Also called resurrection plant. [1350 1400; ME] * * * ▪ plant also called  resurrection plant        (Anastatica… …   Universalium

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

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