- 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 moistener
"I can't talk at all pretty quick if I don't git a moistener," said Fred piteously.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
An old ink bottle filled with water and with some cotton stuffed in the neck serves as a moistener for the binding.
A moistener for postage stamps or envelopes can be easily made from a screw-top jar.
- to make or become moist
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Word Origin and History for moistener
1610s, agent noun from moisten (v.).
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