Moist

  • 1 moist — moist; moist·en; moist·en·er; moist·ful; moist·i·fy; moist·ish; moist·less; moist·ly; moist·ness; semi·moist; un·moist; …

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  • 2 Moist — describes the presence of moisture. It may also refer to: In music: Moist (Canadian band), a five piece Canadian alternative rock band that was popular in the mid to late 1990s Moist (folk rock band), a band based in Brighton, England, which… …

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  • 3 moist — [ mɔıst ] adjective 1. ) slightly wet: These plants do best in fertile, moist soil. moist apple cake warm, moist air Her skin felt moist. a ) used about eyes that are slightly wet with tears: Her eyes were red and moist. 2. ) used about a region… …

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  • 4 Moist — Moist, a. [OE. moiste, OF. moiste, F. moite, fr. L. muccidus, for mucidus, moldy, musty. Cf. {Mucus}, {Mucid}.] 1. Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air. Moist eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Fresh, or new. [Obs.]… …

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  • 5 moist — [mɔıst] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: moiste, from Latin mucidus wet and slippery , from mucus; MUCUS] slightly wet, especially in a way that is pleasant or suitable ▪ Make sure the soil is moist before planting the seeds. ▪ a rich …

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  • 6 moist´en|er — moist|en «MOY suhn», transitive verb. to make moist; dampen: »Moisten the flap of the envelope to seal it. –v.i. to become moist: »Her eyes moistened with tears. –moist´en|er, noun …

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  • 7 moist|en — «MOY suhn», transitive verb. to make moist; dampen: »Moisten the flap of the envelope to seal it. –v.i. to become moist: »Her eyes moistened with tears. –moist´en|er, noun …

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  • 8 moist|y — «MOYS tee», adjective. moist|i|er, moist|i|est. moist; damp …

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  • 9 moist — mȯist adj 1) slightly or moderately wet 2 a) marked by a discharge or exudation of liquid <moist eczema> b) suggestive of the presence of liquid used of sounds heard in auscultation <moist rales> …

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  • 10 moist — [moist] adj. [OFr moiste < VL * muscidus, altered (prob. infl. by L musteus, of new wine, fresh < mustum,MUST3) < L mucidus, moldy < mucus,MUCUS] 1. slightly wet; damp 2. suggestive of the presence of liquid [a moist sound] 3. tearful …

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  • 11 Moist — Moist, v. t. To moisten. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Moist — est un groupe de rock alternatif et hard rock canadien formé de cinq membres, rendu populaire vers le milieu des années 1990. David Usher y était chanteur, Mark Makoway le guitariste, Jeff Pearce le bassiste, Kevin Young au clavier ainsi que Paul …

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  • 13 moist — (adj.) late 14c., moist, wet; well irrigated, from O.Fr. moiste damp, wet, soaked (13c., Mod.Fr. moite), from V.L. *muscidus moldy, also wet, from L. mucidus slimy, moldy, musty, from mucus slime (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)). Alternative etymology… …

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  • 14 moist — *wet, damp, humid, dank Contrasted words: *dry, arid …

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  • 15 moist — [adj] wet, wettish clammy, damp, dampish, dank, dewy, dripping, drippy, drizzly, humid, irriguous, muggy, not dry, oozy*, rainy, soggy, teary, watery; concept 603 Ant. dry …

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  • 16 moist — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slightly wet; damp. DERIVATIVES moisten verb moistly adverb moistness noun. ORIGIN Old French moiste, from Latin mucidus mouldy …

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  • 17 moist´ly — Mo|ist «MOH ihst», noun, adjective. = Mohist. (Cf. ↑Mohist) moist «moyst», adjective. 1. a) slightly wet; not dry; damp: »a moist cloth, a moist cellar, a moist dressing for an infection. SYNONYM(S): humid, dank. See syn. under damp …

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  • 18 moist — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look ▪ Her skin felt moist and feverish. ▪ become, grow ▪ Beth s dark eyes grew moist as she kissed her son …

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  • 19 moist — UK [mɔɪst] / US adjective Word forms moist : adjective moist comparative moister superlative moistest slightly wet These plants do best in fertile, moist soil. moist apple cake Her skin felt moist. a) used about eyes that are slightly wet with… …

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  • 20 moist — [[t]mɔ͟ɪst[/t]] moister, moistest ADJ GRADED Something that is moist is slightly wet. Wipe off any excess make up with a clean, moist cotton flannel... The soil is reasonably moist after the September rain. Ant: dry …

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