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moisten

verb moist·en \ˈmi-sən\

: to make (something) slightly wet : to make (something) moist

: to become slightly wet

moist·enedmoist·en·ing \ˈmis-niŋ, ˈmi-sən-iŋ\

Full Definition of MOISTEN

transitive verb
:  to make moist
intransitive verb
:  to become moist
moist·en·er \ˈmis-nər, ˈmi-sən-ər\ noun
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Examples of MOISTEN

  1. Corn syrup can be used to moisten and flavor baked foods.
  2. The chemical reaction begins as soon as the powder is moistened.

First Known Use of MOISTEN

1580
MOISTEN Defined for Kids

moisten

verb moist·en \ˈmi-sən\
moist·enedmoist·en·ing

Definition of MOISTEN for Kids

:  to make damp

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