moisturize

[ mois-chuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɔɪs tʃəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), mois·tur·ized, mois·tur·iz·ing.

to add or restore moisture to (something): to moisturize one's skin with lotion; to moisturize air.

verb (used without object), mois·tur·ized, mois·tur·iz·ing.

to make something moist; counteract a dry condition with moisture: a skin cream that moisturizes while you sleep.

Nearby words

  1. moist rale,
  2. moist wart,
  3. moisten,
  4. moistener,
  5. moisture,
  6. moisturizer,
  7. moit,
  8. moither,
  9. moity,
  10. moivre, abraham de

Also especially British, mois·tur·ise.

Origin of moisturize

First recorded in 1940–45; moisture + -ize

Related formsde·mois·tur·ize, verb (used with object), de·mois·tur·ized, de·mois·tur·iz·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for moisturize

moisturize

moisturise

/ (ˈmɔɪstʃəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to add or restore moisture to (the air, the skin, etc)
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Word Origin and History for moisturize

moisturize

v.

1945, from moisture + -ize. Related: Moisturized; moisturizing.

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