[ moist ]
/ mɔɪst /
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adjective, moist·er, moist·est.
OTHER WORDS FOR moist
OPPOSITES FOR moist
1, 2 dry.
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Origin of moist
First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English moiste, from Middle French; connected with Latin mūcidus “musty, moldy”; see mucid
synonym study for moist
1. See damp.
OTHER WORDS FROM moist
moistful, adjectivemoistless, adjectivemoistly, adverbmoistness, noun
o·ver·moist, adjectivesem·i·moist, adjective
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How to use moist in a sentence
I would never roast a turkey without brining it first—you get the moistest, most flavorful bird ever.Simple Roast Turkey, Shiitake Gravy|The Daily Beast|November 25, 2008|DAILY BEAST
They do well alike in mountain pastures and amid the herbage of the moistest plainland.Domesticated Animals|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The third is, the hygroscope, moving the punch, which shews the difference between the moistest and driest airs.The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments|Robert P. Multhauf
British Dictionary definitions for moist
/ (mɔɪst) /
slightly damp or wet
saturated with or suggestive of moisture
Derived forms of moistmoistly, adverbmoistness, noun
Word Origin for moist
C14: from Old French, ultimately related to Latin mūcidus musty, from mūcus mucus
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