Humect
Humect Hu*mect", Humectate Hu*mec"tate, v. t. [L. humectare, humectatum, fr. humectus moist, fr. humere to be moist: cf. F. humecter.] To moisten; to wet. [Obs.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

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  • humect — v. wet; make damp; moisten; cause to become moist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humect — hu·mect …   English syllables

  • humect — hyüˈmekt verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin humectare, umectare, from humectus, umectus moist, from humēre, umēre to be moist more at humor archaic : moisten …   Useful english dictionary

  • humective — humectˈive adjective and noun • • • Main Entry: ↑humect …   Useful english dictionary

  • Humectate — Humect Hu*mect , Humectate Hu*mec tate, v. t. [L. humectare, humectatum, fr. humectus moist, fr. humere to be moist: cf. F. humecter.] To moisten; to wet. [Obs.] Howell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moisture — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Moisture >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 moisture moisture Sgm: N 1 moistness moistness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 humidity humidity humectation Sgm: N 1 madefaction| madefaction| dew Sgm: N 1 serein …   English dictionary for students

  • bespatter — Synonyms and related words: asperge, asperse, attaint, bedabble, bedew, befoul, besmirch, bespot, besprinkle, blacken, blot, blow upon, brand, call names, censure, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, defame, defile, denigrate, dew, disapprove, disparage …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dabble — Synonyms and related words: asperge, be innocent of, bedabble, bedew, beguile the time, bespatter, besprinkle, burn daylight, consume time, coquet, coquet with, dally, damp, dampen, dash, dew, diddle, dip, doodle, douche, fiddle, fiddle with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • damp — Synonyms and related words: abate, abridge, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, afterdamp, allay, alleviate, antiknock, arrest, asperge, asphyxiate, assimilate to, assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, baffler, balance, bank the fire, beat down,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dampen — Synonyms and related words: abate, abridge, absorb the shock, allay, alleviate, arrest, asperge, assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, bank the fire, beat down, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, blunt, bottle up, break the fall, cast down, chasten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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