transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1885 to make humid • humidification noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • humidify — v. t. to render (gases, especially air) humid or to increase the moisture content of; as, We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house. Syn: moisturize, make humid, make more humid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humidify — 1884; see HUMID (Cf. humid) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: Humidified; humidifying. Earlier was humify (1650s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • humidify — ► VERB (humidifies, humidified) (often as adj. humidified) ▪ increase the level of moisture in air. DERIVATIVES humidification noun humidifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • humidify — [hyo͞o mid′ə fī΄, yo͞omid′ə fī΄] vt. humidified, humidifying to make humid; moisten; dampen humidification n. humidifier n …   English World dictionary

  • humidify — humidification, n. /hyooh mid euh fuy / or, often, /yooh /, v.t., humidified, humidifying. to make humid. [1880 85; HUMID + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • humidify — verb To increase the humidity in the air …   Wiktionary

  • humidify — hu·mid·i·fy .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to make humid hu·mid·i·fi·ca·tion .mid ə fə kā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • humidify — Synonyms and related words: asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, irrigate, moisten, paddle, slobber, slop, slosh, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • humidify — hu|mid|i|fy [hju:ˈmıdıfaı] v past tense and past participle humidified present participle humidifying third person singular humidifies [T] to add very small drops of water to the air in a room etc because the air is too dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • humidify — hu·mid·i·fy || hjuː mɪdɪfaɪ v. increase the amount of water vapor in the air of a room …   English contemporary dictionary

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