- to make or become moist.
Origin of moisten
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dampen, wet, sponge, spray.
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Examples from the Web for moisten
Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
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Context: The Shakespearean actor allegedly said this to a nurse who, when attempting to moisten his lips, misfired.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words
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If it be drinkable by any manner of mortal, I must moisten my throat with it.The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Mix the sugar, cocoa, and salt and moisten with some of the milk.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
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Moisten them with a little of the soup, just sufficient to keep them from burning.
Beat six eggs very light, and moisten the mixture with them.
Mix all together, and moisten it with a quart of Madeira, and a pint of brandy.
- to make or become moist
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Word Origin and History for moisten
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