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moisten

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verb moist·en \ˈmȯi-sən\

Simple Definition of moisten

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

  • : to become slightly wet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of moisten

moistened

moistening

play \ˈmȯis-niŋ, ˈmȯi-sən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make moist

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become moist

moistener

play \ˈmȯis-nər, ˈmȯi-sən-ər\ noun

Examples of moisten in a sentence

  1. Corn syrup can be used to moisten and flavor baked foods.

  2. The chemical reaction begins as soon as the powder is moistened.



1580

First Known Use of moisten

1580


MOISTEN Defined for Kids

moisten

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verb moist·en \ˈmȯi-sən\

Definition of moisten for Students

moistened

moistening

  1. :  to make damp





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