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moisten

[moi-suhn]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become moist.
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Origin of moisten

First recorded in 1570–80; moist + -en1
Related formsmoist·en·er, nouno·ver·mois·ten, verbpre·mois·tened, adjectivere·mois·ten, verbsu·per·mois·ten, verb (used with object)un·mois·ten, verb (used with object)

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Related Words for moisten

drench, sprinkle, dampen, soak, saturate, wash, wet, squirt, steam, rinse, shower, lick, bathe, dip, splatter, water, sop, spray, splash, mist

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British Dictionary definitions for moisten

moisten

verb
  1. to make or become moist
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Derived Formsmoistener, noun
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Word Origin and History for moisten

v.

1570s, from moist + -en (1). Related: Moistened; moistening. The earlier verb was simply moist (early 14c.), from Old French moistir.

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