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moist

[ moist ]
/ mɔɪst /
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adjective, moist·er, moist·est.

moderately or slightly wet; damp.
(of the eyes) tearful.
accompanied by or connected with liquid or moisture.
(of the air) having high humidity.

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Origin of moist

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English moiste, from Middle French; connected with Latin mūcidus “musty, moldy”; see mucid

synonym study for moist

1. See damp.

OTHER WORDS FROM moist

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH moist

damp, humid, moist (see synonym study at damp)
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British Dictionary definitions for moist

moist
/ (mɔɪst) /

adjective

slightly damp or wet
saturated with or suggestive of moisture

Derived forms of moist

moistly, adverbmoistness, noun

Word Origin for moist

C14: from Old French, ultimately related to Latin mūcidus musty, from mūcus mucus
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