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humid

[ hyoo-mid or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mɪd or, often, ˈyu- /
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adjective

containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.

RELATED WORDS

muggy, soggy, oppressive, steamy, sticky, stuffy, moist, sweltering, wet, stifling, dank, sultry, boiling, clammy, close, sodden, sweaty, watery, mucky, irriguous

Nearby words

humerus, humic, humic acid, humicole, humicolous, humid, humidex, humidifier, humidify, humidistat, humidity

Origin of humid

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) to be moist + -idus -id4
SYNONYMS FOR humid
Related formshu·mid·ly, adverbhu·mid·ness, nounsub·hu·mid, adjectiveun·hu·mid, adjective

Synonym study

See damp.
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British Dictionary definitions for humid

humid

/ (ˈhjuːmɪd) /

adjective

moist; dampa humid day
Derived Formshumidly, adverbhumidness, noun

Word Origin for humid

C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour
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Word Origin and History for humid

humid


adj.

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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