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humid

adjective hu·mid \ˈhyü-məd, ˈyü-\

: having a lot of moisture in the air

Full Definition of HUMID

:  containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive
hu·mid·ly adverb
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Examples of HUMID

  1. <the air was so humid that our beach towels hanging on the line never really got dry>

Origin of HUMID

French or Latin; French humide, from Latin humidus, from humēre
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of HUMID

wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (as paint) not yet dry <slipped on the wet pavement>. damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture <clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place>. dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness <a prisoner in a cold, dank cell>. moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry <treat the injury with moist heat>. humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air <a hot, humid climate>.

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with HUMID

HUMIDLY Defined for Kids

humid

adjective hu·mid \ˈhyü-məd, ˈyü-\

Definition of HUMID for Kids

:  moist <a humid climate>
Medical Dictionary

humid

adjective hu·mid \ˈhyü-məd, ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of HUMID

:  containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive <a hot humid climate>

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