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

Origin of moisture

1325–75; Middle English; see moist, -ure; compare Middle French moistour
Related formsmois·ture·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
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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