[ hyoo-mid or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mɪd or, often, ˈyu- /
containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.
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Origin of humid
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) to be moist + -idus -id4
synonym study for humid
OTHER WORDS FROM humidhu·mid·ly, adverbhu·mid·ness, nounsub·hu·mid, adjectiveun·hu·mid, adjective
Words nearby humid
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Example sentences from the Web for subhumid
In sharp contrast to the surrounding plains the climate is subhumid, especially in the higher Harney region.
Hyla staufferi is an inhabitant of subhumid and xeric areas.
British Dictionary definitions for subhumid
/ (ˈhjuːmɪd) /
moist; dampa humid day
Derived forms of humidhumidly, adverbhumidness, noun
Word Origin for humid
C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour
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