- condensed or diffused liquid, especially water: moisture in the air.
- a small quantity of liquid, especially water; enough liquid to moisten.
Origin of moisture
Examples from the Web for moisture
The excessive snowfall was due to an abundance of moisture in the storm system.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards
January 3, 2014
On one hand, warmer air can hold more moisture than cool air can, so moisture content will increase with global temperatures.Can You Blame Moore on Global Warming?
May 21, 2013
They protect the flesh from the heat, allowing the fish to steam in its own moisture.Alice Waters’ Favorite Vineyard
August 14, 2010
This will mix all the food and distribute the moisture equally.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The clouds are formed from the moisture present by the action of the sun's heat.
A spasm of pain contracted his features and drew beads of moisture to his forehead.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
You must wipe every piece well, to dry it from the blood and moisture.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
The deck, when he reached it, was wet, but not with the moisture of the scrubbing.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
- water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
Word Origin and History for moisture
mid-14c., from Old French moistour "moisture, dampness, wetness" (13c., Modern French moiteur), from moiste (see moist).