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  1. condensed or diffused liquid, especially water: moisture in the air.
  2. a small quantity of liquid, especially water; enough liquid to moisten.
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Origin of moisture

1325–75; Middle English; see moist, -ure; compare Middle French moistour
Related formsmois·ture·less, adjective
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  1. water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
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Derived Formsmoistureless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for moisture


mid-14c., from Old French moistour "moisture, dampness, wetness" (13c., Modern French moiteur), from moiste (see moist).

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