[ hyoo-mid or, often, yoo- ]
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  1. containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air;a humid climate.

Origin of humid

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) “to be moist” + -idus -id4

synonym study For humid

See damp.

Other words for humid

Other words from humid

  • hu·mid·ly, adverb
  • hu·mid·ness, noun
  • sub·hu·mid, adjective
  • un·hu·mid, adjective

Words that may be confused with humid

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How to use humid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for humid


/ (ˈhjuːmɪd) /

  1. moist; damp: a humid day

Origin of humid

C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour

Derived forms of humid

  • humidly, adverb
  • humidness, noun

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