moisture

  • 1 Moisture — Mois ture, n. [Cf. OF. moistour, F. moiteur.] 1. A moderate degree of wetness. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity. [1913 Webster] All my body s moisture Scarce serves to… …

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  • 2 moisture — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. moistour moisture, dampness, wetness (13c., Mod.Fr. moiteur), from moiste (see MOIST (Cf. moist)) …

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  • 3 moisture — [n] dampness; liquid damp, dankness, dew, drizzle, fog, humidity, mist, perspiration, precipitation, rain, sweat, water, wateriness, wet, wetness; concepts 467,524 Ant. dryness …

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  • 4 moisture — ► NOUN ▪ water or other liquid diffused in a small quantity as vapour, within a solid, or condensed on a surface …

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  • 5 moisture — [mois′chər] n. [OFr moisteur < moiste: see MOIST] water or other liquid causing a slight wetness or dampness moistureless adj …

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  • 6 Moisture — Damp redirects here. For other uses, see Damp (disambiguation). Dew on a spider web Humidity is the amount of moisture the air can hold before it rains. Moisture refers to the presence of a liquid, especially water, often in trace amounts. Small… …

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  • 7 moisture — 01. After I take a shower, the walls of our bathroom are covered with [moisture]. 02. You have to make sure that you turn the compost once in a while in order to get air and [moisture] in there to help all the stuff to break down. 03. Sea animals …

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  • 8 moisture — n in coal, that water in and on coal assayed in accordance with standard test methods in which the final step is the measurement of mass loss from a coal sample heated to 104 to 110°C at specified conditions of residence time, atmosphere, sample… …

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  • 9 moisture — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excess ▪ soil ▪ body ▪ surface … OF MOISTURE ▪ bead …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 moisture — [[t]mɔ͟ɪstʃə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Moisture is tiny drops of water in the air, on a surface, or in the ground. When the soil is dry, more moisture is lost from the plant... Rainfall affects the moisture content of the atmosphere …

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  • 12 moisture — mois|ture [ˈmɔıstʃə US ər] n [U] small amounts of water that are present in the air, in a substance, or on a surface ▪ Plants use their roots to absorb moisture from the soil. ▪ Your skin s moisture content varies according to weather conditions …

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  • 13 moisture — moistureless, adj. /moys cheuhr/, n. 1. condensed or diffused liquid, esp. water: moisture in the air. 2. a small quantity of liquid, esp. water; enough liquid to moisten. [1325 75; ME; see MOIST, URE; cf. MF moistour] * * * …

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  • 14 moisture — noun /ˈmɔɪstʃɚ/ a) A moderate degree of wetness. . All my body’s moisture Scarce serves to quench my furnace burning heat. b) That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity. See Also: moist, moisten, moisturise,… …

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  • 15 moisture — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Dampness Nouns 1. moisture, moistness, humidity, dampness, wet[ness], dankness, clamminess; hygrometry. See water. 2. dew, fog, mist. See cloudiness, vapor. 3. wetlands, marsh[land], swamp[land],… …

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  • 16 moisture — noun (U) small amounts of water that are present in the air, in a substance, or on a surface: Plants use their roots to absorb moisture from the soil …

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  • 17 moisture — noun too much moisture is bad for the tiny seedlings Syn: wetness, wet, water, liquid, condensation, dew, steam, vapor, dampness, damp, humidity, clamminess, mugginess, dankness, wateriness …

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  • 18 moisture — drėgmė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Skysčio ar garų pavidalo vanduo ore, dirvožemyje, medienoje ar kitur. atitikmenys: angl. humidity; moisture vok. Feuchte, f; Feuchteanteil, m rus. влага, f pranc. eau, f; humidité …

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  • 19 moisture — drėgmė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Galimas pašalinti skysčio ar garų pavidalo vanduo medžiagoje. atitikmenys: angl. moisture rus. влага …

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  • 20 moisture — drėgmė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. damp; humidity; moisture vok. Feuchte, f; Feuchtigkeit, f; Wasser, n rus. влага, f; влажность, f; сырость, f pranc. eau, f; humidité, f; moiteur, m …

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