humid

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adjective hu·mid \ ˈhyü-məd , ˈyü- \

Definition of humid

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

humidly

adverb

Examples of humid in a Sentence

  1. the air was so humid that our beach towels hanging on the line never really got dry

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Origin and Etymology of humid

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

Synonym Discussion of humid

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

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HUMID Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of humid for English Language Learners

  • : having a lot of moisture in the air


HUMID Defined for Kids

humid

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adjective hu·mid \ ˈhyü-məd , ˈyü- \

Definition of humid for Students

:moist
  • a humid climate

Medical Dictionary

humid

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adjective hu·mid \ ˈhyü-məd , ˈyü- \

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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