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moisture

[mois-cher] /ˈmɔɪs tʃər/
noun
1.
condensed or diffused liquid, especially water:
moisture in the air.
2.
a small quantity of liquid, especially water; enough liquid to moisten.
Origin of moisture
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see moist, -ure; compare Middle French moistour
Related forms
moistureless, adjective
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moisture

/ˈmɔɪstʃə/
noun
1.
water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
Derived Forms
moistureless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for moisture
n.

mid-14c., from Old French moistour "moisture, dampness, wetness" (13c., Modern French moiteur), from moiste (see moist).

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