humidify

[ hyoo-mid-uh-fahy or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪd əˌfaɪ or, often, yu- /

verb (used with object), hu·mid·i·fied, hu·mid·i·fy·ing.

to make humid.

Nearby words

  1. humicole,
  2. humicolous,
  3. humid,
  4. humidex,
  5. humidifier,
  6. humidistat,
  7. humidity,
  8. humidly,
  9. humidor,
  10. humification

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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British Dictionary definitions for humidify

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 humidify

humidify

v.

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

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