Simple Definition of moist
: slightly or barely wet : not completely dry
: having a lot of moisture in the air
Examples of moist in a sentence
I love cookies when they are moist and chewy.
The pork chops were tender and moist.
a moist and spongy chocolate cake
The plant grows best in direct sunlight and with rich, moist soil.
She dabbed her moist eyes with a handkerchief.
Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.
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
Synonym Discussion of moist
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Medical Definition of moist
1: slightly or moderately wet
2a: 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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