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

Definition of humid

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

Other Words from humid

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 The chamber was intensely humid, redolent of earth and slippery beneath their feet. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Hamachi Crudo, Caesar salad, and tiger prawns rounded out the light, summer-ready fare–a fitting menu, as Florida's hot-and-humid temperatures are back in force. Nick Remsen, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2022 The air was humid and smoky, redolent of bug spray and sage, primed by an early morning rain. Kylie Mohr, Wired, 23 Oct. 2021 This new generation will also have a mini refrigerator inside for women to put medicine or lipstick into, a touch Arfaq added for women in hot, humid, and arid countries. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Hot, humid, populated and poor cradles of civilization are becoming epicenters of heat risk. Kathryn Grace, The Conversation, 4 Oct. 2021 Berry spent a subdued hour on the hot-and-humid field to start Day 3 of Olympic track. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 Most kits are designed to last for decades but will spoil prematurely in hot or humid conditions. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 29 Apr. 2022 But for all of its wonderful qualities, the hot and humid season can make looking fabulous a challenge. Brittany Vanderbill,, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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20 May 2022

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“Humid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of humid

: moist a humid climate


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

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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