[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 subhumid
Hyla staufferi is an inhabitant of subhumid and xeric areas.
In sharp contrast to the surrounding plains the climate is subhumid, especially in the higher Harney region.
- 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 subhumid
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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