hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce humidify (audio) , yü-\
humidified; humidifying

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humidification \ hyü-​ˌmi-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce humidification (audio) , yü-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Beyond infusing your home in a refreshing, fruity scent, the diffuser is also said to revitalize and humidify the air, as well as release negative ions — a process which the product’s description says is beneficial to well-being. Hannah Chubb,, "Kourtney Kardashian Is Selling a New 'Elevated and Simple' Scent Diffuser for $100," 24 Sep. 2019 Good for humidifying a mid-size room for a full day on its low setting, this cool mist evaporative humidifier can be operated on one of three speed settings, varying the moisture output along with the sound level. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Humidifiers to Buy This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 Malcolm Collum, Chief Conservator and Engen Conservation Chair at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, is designing a refrigerated, de-humidified, and highly ventilated display case for the space suit worn by Neil Armstrong in 1969. Alex Wong, National Geographic, "The Race to Save Historic Plastic Artifacts," 31 May 2018 Another suggestion is to use a spray bottle and mist the plant daily to keep it healthily humidified. Sunset, "How to Grow Bamboo as a Houseplant," 22 Jan. 2018 Secondly, the nose is triggered to produce more secretions via the mucous glands in order to provide the moisture to humidify the air coming through. David King, CNN, "Why cold air makes your nose run," 13 Dec. 2017 Conservators humidified the shroud to soften its brittle fibers, and then gradually unfolded it over the course of 24 hours. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Ancient Egyptian Shroud Gets New Life After Rediscovery in Scottish Museum Collections," 28 Mar. 2017 When the compensatory mechanism is a little too overactive, moisture in excess of that needed to humidify this cold, dry air will drip from the nostrils. David King, CNN, "Why cold air makes your nose run," 13 Dec. 2017 Most of us do not humidify our homes, so in winter, when your heat has been running for months, all the wood parts that swell in high humidity will shrink, to the point that your trim may show gaps in its seams and corners. Duo Dickinson,, "Cracking Up: How To Repair Gaps Around Trim, Windows And Doors Caused By Humidity Shifts," 31 Aug. 2017

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce humidify (audio) , yü-\
humidified; humidifying

Kids Definition of humidify

: to make (as the air of a room) more moist

Other Words from humidify

humidifier noun
hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ -ˌfī How to pronounce humidify (audio) \
humidified; humidifying

Medical Definition of humidify

: to make humid

Other Words from humidify

humidification \ -​ˌmid-​ə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce humidification (audio) \ noun

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