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mist

[ mist ]
/ mɪst /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to become misty.
to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It was misting when they went out for lunch.
verb (used with object)
to make misty.
to spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.
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Origin of mist

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Low German, Swedish mist; akin to Greek omíchlē “fog,” Russian mgla “mist,” Sanskrit megha “cloud”; (verb) Middle English misten,Old English mistian, derivative of the noun

synonym study for mist

3, 4. See cloud.

OTHER WORDS FROM mist

mistless, adjectivede·mist, verb (used with object)un·der·mist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mist

midst, missed, mist

Other definitions for mist (2 of 2)

mist.

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) a mixture.

Origin of mist.

From the Latin word mistūra
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British Dictionary definitions for mist

mist
/ (mɪst) /

noun
verb
to cover or be covered with or as if with mist

Word Origin for mist

Old English; related to Middle Dutch, Swedish mist, Greek omikhlē fog
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Scientific definitions for mist

mist
[ mĭst ]

A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the Earth. Mist reduces visibility to not less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Compare fog.
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