humidify

[ hyoo-mid-uh-fahy or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪd əˌfaɪ or, often, yu- /
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verb (used with object), hu·mid·i·fied, hu·mid·i·fy·ing.

to make humid.

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
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humidify

/ (hjuːˈmɪdɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make (air) humid or damp
Derived Formshumidification, noun
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Word Origin and History for humidified

humidify


v.

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

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