moist

[ moist ]
/ mɔɪst /

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.

Origin of moist

1325–75; Middle English moiste < Middle French; connected with Latin mūcidus mucid

Related forms

Can be confused

damp moist (see synonym study at damp)

Synonym study

1. See 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

moistly, adverbmoistness, noun

Word Origin for moist

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