[hyoo-mid or, often, yoo-]
- containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.
Origin of humid
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) to be moist + -idus -id4
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Examples from the Web for sub-humid
It adapted to the sub-humid environment by living along streams and evolving stream-adapted tadpoles.
The frogs living on the Pacific lowlands became adapted to sub-humid conditions and developed into S. baudini.
Only blinded enthusiasts believed that the climate of the sub-humid plains was changing.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
- moist; dampa humid day
C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour
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Word Origin and History for sub-humid
early 15c., from Old French humide or directly from Latin humidus "moist, wet," variant (probably by influence of humus "earth") of umidus, from umere "be moist," from PIE *wegw- "wet."
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