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moist

[ moist ]

adjective

, moist·er, moist·est.
  1. moderately or slightly wet; damp.

    Synonyms: dank

    Antonyms: dry

  2. (of the eyes) tearful.

    Antonyms: dry

  3. accompanied by or connected with liquid or moisture.
  4. (of the air) having high humidity.


moist

/ mɔɪst /

adjective

  1. slightly damp or wet
  2. saturated with or suggestive of moisture


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmoistness, noun
  • ˈmoistly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • moistful adjective
  • moistless adjective
  • moistly adverb
  • moistness noun
  • over·moist adjective
  • semi·moist adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of moist1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of moist1

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

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Synonym Study

See damp.

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Example Sentences

Also, moist fingers won’t activate some screens, which might be frustrating if you’re in a wet situation and can’t immediately dry them.

If their flesh happens to be tender and — yes — moist, then it’s okay to just say so.

They’re extra moist, super easy to throw together, and make for great leftovers.

From Eater

However, in the moist atmosphere between a person’s mouth and their mask, it takes nearly a hundred times as long for a droplet to evaporate and shrink into a droplet nuclei.

This helps to keep the eyes moist, washing away dust and anything dangerous.

Thousands of platinum-blonde manes brush against bare, perma-tanned backs moist with snow.

The moist emotions were at once staged for television and overpoweringly real.

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.

As a nasal spray it keeps the passages moist and bacteria free, ideal for travel or ducted heating systems.

It is more advantageous to pluck the leaves when they are dry than when they are moist.

Should it still be too moist to be sown, it must be again turned over, and mixed with some dry substance to absorb the moisture.

It should always be erected on dry ground, rather than upon moist, so that no dampness may arise and injure the leaves in curing.

Press the earth gently around the plant if the soil is moist, but if dry, more firmly.

For Connecticut seed leaf a light moist loam is the proper soil.

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