verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for moisten
Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.
Context: The Shakespearean actor allegedly said this to a nurse who, when attempting to moisten his lips, misfired.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words|Marlow Stern|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The peas are first shelled, and then placed in a stew-pan with a little butter, sufficient to moisten them.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery|A. G. Payne
Moisten with a pint of consomm (stock, Art. 1), and simmer them gently for two hours.French Dishes for American Tables|Pierre Caron
Moisten the gelatine in the cold water and dissolve in the boiling water.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Make a roux, moisten with a little stock and season with salt and pepper, adding butter and some gherkins.Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus|Rufus Estes
The ferrous chloride formed at the same time is converted into ferric chloride which can be used to moisten the heaps.