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[bih-doo, -dyoo]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to wet with or as if with dew.
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Origin of bedew

First recorded in 1300–50, bedew is from the Middle English word bydewen. See be-, dew
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Related Words for bedew

drench, sprinkle, dampen, soak, saturate, wash, wet, squirt, steam, rinse, shower, lick, bathe, dip, splatter, water, sop, spray, splash, mist

Examples from the Web for bedew

Historical Examples of bedew

  • There are bosoms on which so many tears have been shed that I cannot bedew them with mine.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • You cannot kill me while I cling to you thus—while I kiss your hands—while I bedew them with my tears.


    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • This favor was granted him, and daily did he bedew his pillow with tears.

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel

  • She could only press the little boy to her heart and bedew his face with tears.


    Charlotte Turner Smith

  • Should I not bedew with my tears the graves of my sister and her children?

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

British Dictionary definitions for bedew


  1. (tr) to wet or cover with or as if with drops of dew
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