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moisturize

[ mois-chuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɔɪs tʃəˌraɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, mois·tur·ise .

Origin of moisturize

First recorded in 1940–45; moisture + -ize
de·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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