[hyoo-mid-uh-fahy or, often, yoo-]
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Origin of humidify

First recorded in 1880–85; humid + -ify
Related formshu·mid·i·fi·ca·tion, nounun·hu·mid·i·fied, adjectiveun·hu·mid·i·fy·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to make (air) humid or damp
Derived Formshumidification, noun
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Word Origin and History for humidified



1884; see humid + -fy. Related: Humidified; humidifying. Earlier was humify (1650s).

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