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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

Full Definition of moisten

moist·enedmoist·en·ing play \ˈmȯis-niŋ, ˈmȯi-sən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make moist

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become moist

moist·en·er play \ˈmȯis-nər, ˈmȯi-sən-ər\ noun

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.



1580

First Known Use of moisten

1580



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