- 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 moistening
Mix all thoroughly, moistening it with a quart of bottled or sweet cider.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
"I can tell you nothing," he said, moistening his parched lips.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
Roma's eyes were moistening, and the little tool was trembling in her hand.The Eternal City
“I shall not do so,” said Puma, moistening his lips with his tongue.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
Moistening her lips, mentally she continued: Yes, count on that.The Paliser case
- to make or become moist
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Word Origin and History for moistening
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