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

Definition of humidify

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

Examples of humidify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the season, choose between either warm or cool mist to humidify spaces up to 753 square feet., 5 Nov. 2021 Breathe through your nose: Many people turn into mouth breathers when their heart starts pumping, but nose breathing will warm and humidify air more than your mouth will. Ashley Abramson, SELF, 26 May 2022 From a capacity standpoint, this sleek humidifier can hold about one gallon of water and is said to humidify a space up to 400 square feet for up to 36 hours — a feat none of the other humidifiers on this list can do. Rebecca Norris,, 5 May 2022 This team uses a two-humidor switcheroo scheme to over-humidify the baseballs, in a scandal called Soggyballsgate. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2022 Your nose helps to filter, humidify, and warm the air that gets into your lungs, the Cleveland Clinic explains. Korin Miller,, 7 Feb. 2022 Alternatively, there's bypass humidification, which uses the natural airflow of the building’s HVAC system to humidify the air and requires little to no maintenance. Karl Pomeroy, Forbes, 15 June 2021 This will humidify your drive and give you a calming effect. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 June 2021 Dyson’s newest tower fan does it all: purify, humidify, and cool. Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of humidify

1885, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for humidify


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


transitive verb
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 humidify (audio) \ noun

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