moisten

[ moi-suhn ]
/ ˈmɔɪ sən /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become moist.

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Origin of moisten

First recorded in 1570–80; moist + -en1

SYNONYMS FOR moisten

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Example sentences from the Web for moistener

  • An old ink bottle filled with water and with some cotton stuffed in the neck serves as a moistener for the binding.

  • A moistener for postage stamps or envelopes can be easily made from a screw-top jar.

  • "I can't talk at all pretty quick if I don't git a moistener," said Fred piteously.

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British Dictionary definitions for moistener

moisten
/ (ˈmɔɪsən) /

verb

to make or become moist

Derived forms of moisten

moistener, noun
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