adjective \ˈmist\

: slightly or barely wet : not completely dry

: having a lot of moisture in the air

Full Definition of MOIST

:  slightly or moderately wet :  damp
:  tearful
:  characterized by high humidity
moist·ly adverb
moist·ness \ˈmis(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of MOIST

  1. I love cookies when they are moist and chewy.
  2. The pork chops were tender and moist.
  3. a moist and spongy chocolate cake
  4. The plant grows best in direct sunlight and with rich, moist soil.
  5. She dabbed her moist eyes with a handkerchief.
  6. Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.
  7. The eggs will hatch sooner in warm, moist conditions.

Origin of MOIST

Middle English moiste, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muscidus, alteration of Latin mucidus slimy, from mucus nasal mucus
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with MOIST


adjective \ˈmist\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOIST

:  slightly or moderately wet
a :  marked by a discharge or exudation of liquid <moist eczema> b :  suggestive of the presence of liquid—used of sounds heard in auscultation <moist rales>


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