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humidify

[hyoo-mid-uh-fahy or, often, yoo-]
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verb (used with object), hu·mid·i·fied, hu·mid·i·fy·ing.
  1. to make humid.
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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
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Related Words for humidify

drench, sprinkle, dampen, soak, saturate, wash, wet, squirt, steam, rinse, bathe, moisten, hose, dip, damp, spray, splash, douse, steep, irrigate

British Dictionary definitions for humidify

humidify

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

v.

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

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