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Definition of humid

: containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive

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humidly adverb

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wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry. slipped on the wet pavement damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture. clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness. a prisoner in a cold, dank cell moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry. treat the injury with moist heat humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air. a hot, humid climate

Examples of humid in a Sentence

the air was so humid that our beach towels hanging on the line never really got dry
Recent Examples on the Web Cloudy and humid weather returned Sunday, with occasional drizzle and sprinkles of light rain. Dallas News, "Storms tonight, then days of rain," 9 Feb. 2020 If there’s no turbulence to displace that warm, humid boundary layer, your nerves just feel the temperature of that thin layer. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Ever wonder how plants handle winter weather like wind chill? The answer? It's about water," 31 Jan. 2020 Fenty's matte foundation has saved my life in New York City's humid summers on more than one occasion. Ineye Komonibo,, "Why Do We Keep Shipping Rihanna With Randoms?," 29 Jan. 2020 But the often wet and humid weather will have your curls going through major shrinkage. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Must-Have Beauty Products For These Must-Visit Travel Destinations," 7 Jan. 2020 Some large-pincer harvestman species live in cold, humid caves in the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Balkan Peninsula, forming a narrow band across Europe. Joshua Rapp Learn, Scientific American, "Cave Arachnids’ Modern Range Matches Ancient Glacier Outline," 23 Dec. 2019 Anderson’s 12th career start was his worst to date as the rookie failed to complete five innings on a humid, 94-degree afternoon at Coors Field. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants complete stunning sweep at Coors, control their own destiny before trade deadline," 17 July 2019 In New Orleans on Thursday evening, skies were partly cloudy and a humid wind blew. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, "Tropical Storm Barry Brews, Forcing Evacuations," 11 July 2019 The bacteria the research team used, called needs a humid environment in order to live. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Design Bacteria-Based Living Concrete," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of humid

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humid

French or Latin; French humide, from Latin humidus, from humēre

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19 Feb 2020

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“Humid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of humid

: having a lot of moisture in the air


hu·​mid | \ ˈhyü-məd How to pronounce humid (audio) , ˈyü- \

Kids Definition of humid

: moist a humid climate


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Medical Definition of humid

: containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive a hot humid climate

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