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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 When warm, humid air rises from the ground and hits the cold air in the upper atmosphere, the moisture suddenly condenses. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Climate Change Linked to Increase in Arctic Lightning Strikes," 9 Apr. 2021 The shoulder seasons offer the mildest (and least humid) weather. Ellie Nan Storck, Travel + Leisure, "Atlanta Travel Guide," 2 Mar. 2021 According to that study, La Niña concentrates hot, humid air over the southern U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "The 2021 tornado season may be more destructive thanks to La Niña. Here's the forecast.," 23 Feb. 2021 That humid air will help create showers Friday and Saturday when a cold front moves in. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, "Say goodbye to the cool weather," 8 Dec. 2020 But although these places are shaded, the conditions that are good for growing ferns are bad for people: incredibly humid, and often lacking wind or ventilation. Vann R. Newkirk Ii, The Atlantic, "The Heat Gap," 15 Oct. 2020 Monday will be less humid, windy and much cooler with highs in the low 70s. Dallas News, "Warming up ahead of a cold front," 27 Sep. 2020 The South, on the other hand, is more humid, which is bad for the virus. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Beware: Fall and winter could be a friend to COVID-19, experts say," 31 Aug. 2020 Extended Twin Cities Forecast MONDAY: Partly sunny, less humid. Star Tribune, "Sunnier And Less Humid Monday With Highs Slightly Below Average," 9 Aug. 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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14 Apr 2021

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“Humid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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


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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