Definition of humid
: containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive
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 of humid from the Web
Deep in the bedrock, the air feels as hot and humid as a tropical jungle.
Ahead of it, southwesterly winds around 10 mph pump warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico, giving us muggy upper 80s to low 90s.
But its arrival in the humid air of south Texas marked the first time ever a tanker of that size had called on a U.S. terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.
Warm, humid air will remain in place much of Friday.
Independent investigations have concluded that several years of exposure to hot, humid climates can render the ammonium nitrate propellant unstable and lead to violent combustion.
The chemical can deteriorate when exposed to hot and humid air and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister.
On that Monday, an especially humid day in Georgia, six inmates were out doing maintenance work on the grounds of a local cemetery when the deputy sheriff assigned to guard them suddenly collapsed from the heat.
That is only one of the questions that hover in the humid, crepuscular air.
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Origin and Etymology of humid
French or Latin; French humide, from Latin humidus, from humēre
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of humid
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Definition of humid for English Language Learners
: having a lot of moisture in the air
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