adjective, moist·er, moist·est.
Origin of moist
Examples from the Web for moist
The moist emotions were at once staged for television and overpoweringly real.Will Meredith Vieira Ever Stop Crying? Her Emotional Daytime TV Debut|Lloyd Grove|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The moist rectangle of cooked meat and molten blob of cheese are then layered in a hard roll.
Each firm, moist piece packs a provocative sweet and savory punch.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its apple-carrot muffin is a moist and comforting treat that tastes like your grandmother baked it especially for you.
Koestler referred to the “logic of the moist eye” in The Act of Creation.
Others declare that it is more severe in moist and rainy weather than in clear weather.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
The priest raised his pale face, moist with the sweat of agony. 'Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
If possible, make the seed-bed in a moist retentive soil and in a shaded situation.
The climate is hot and moist on the coast and in the plains, but pleasant on the plateaux.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
The color was still bright in her face, and her eyes were moist, but she was smiling.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for moist
Word Origin for moist
Word Origin and History for moist
late 14c., "moist, wet; well-irrigated," from Old French moiste "damp, wet, soaked" (13c., Modern French moite), from Vulgar Latin *muscidus "moldy," also "wet," from Latin mucidus "slimy, moldy, musty," from mucus "slime" (see mucus). Alternative etymology [Diez] is from Latin musteus "fresh, green, new," literally "like new wine," from musteum "new wine" (see must (n.1)). If this wasn't the source, it influenced the form of the other word in Old French. Related: Moistly; moistness.