humidify

verb

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

Examples of humidify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These Stones Will Prove You Wrong Bluestone humidifying stones offer moisture without needing power, plugs, or filters. Kat Romero, Rolling Stone, 31 Jan. 2024 With the surge in multi-packs, the packaging most often used, cardboard and metal tin, should include humidifying packs to ensure freshness and quality. Harrison Bard, Rolling Stone, 3 Jan. 2024 Keeping your home properly humidified can work wonders for wood floors and even for dry skin. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Dec. 2023 Its filtration system removes gases and odors from your environment with a HEPA filter, while Dyson's Air Multiplier technology releases humidified air throughout the room. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 This device also has both dehumidifying and humidifying capabilities as well. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 By contrast, evaporative humidifiers can use tap water and humidify the air by blowing dry air over a wet filter. Jon Bitner, wsj.com, 21 Sep. 2023 The most expensive air purifier on our list is the Dyson Air Purifier Humidify and Cool, which was super effective in our testing and offers a 2-in-1 feature that not only purifies, but humidifies the air, too. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 The duo-unit humidifies the air with both cool and warm mist options, while the essential oil tray adds versatility. Emily Stone Published, Verywell Health, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humidify was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Humidify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humidify. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

humidify

verb
hu·​mid·​i·​fy hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce humidify (audio)
yü-
humidified; humidifying
: to make (as the air of a room) moister : moisten
humidification noun
humidifier
-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r
noun

Medical Definition

humidify

transitive verb
hu·​mid·​i·​fy -ˌfī How to pronounce humidify (audio)
humidified; humidifying
: to make humid
humidification noun

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