- to make or become moist.
Origin of moisten
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Related Words for moistendrench, sprinkle, dampen, soak, saturate, wash, wet, squirt, steam, rinse, shower, lick, bathe, dip, splatter, water, sop, spray, splash, mist
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Contemporary Examples of moisten
Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
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
May 27, 2014
Historical Examples of moisten
If it be drinkable by any manner of mortal, I must moisten my throat with it.The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Mix the sugar, cocoa, and salt and moisten with some of the milk.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Moisten them with a little of the soup, just sufficient to keep them from burning.
Beat six eggs very light, and moisten the mixture with them.
Mix all together, and moisten it with a quart of Madeira, and a pint of brandy.
- to make or become moist