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

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



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