hu·​mi·​dor | \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce humidor (audio) , ˈyü-\

Definition of humidor

: a case or enclosure (as for storing cigars) in which the air is kept properly humidified

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The pre-humidor, steroid-era Coors Field was a pitcher’s hellscape, with balls hurtling through the altitude to the Rockpile seats deep in center field. Michael Shapiro,, "New Kid in H-Town: Pitchers Should Fear the Astros' Latest Rookie Thumper," 18 June 2019 To get to my point: Let’s unplug the humidor and really have some fun. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Rockies Insider: With juiced balls opening the Coors Field floodgates, let’s unplug the humidor and really have some fun," 4 July 2019 Having allowed 95 home runs in 42 home games, the Orioles’ 183-homer pace would be the most a team has given up at home, surpassing the Colorado Rockies’ 159 in pre-humidor 1999. Nathan Ruiz,, "Five stats that defined the Orioles’ first half of 2019," 10 July 2019 The 5,300-square-foot-plus house had five bedrooms, a circular library, a wine cellar and a humidor. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: Summertime, and the livin’ is easy," 29 June 2019 By The Numbers Will Rockies pitchers, who’ve already served up 81 home runs, set the franchise record by topping the 239 home runs given up by the 2001 pre-humidor staff? Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies Insider: The backstory on No. 23 overall pick Michael Toglia, who first donned purple pinstripes at 10-years-old," 6 June 2019 So much for the humidor suppressing offense at Arizona's Chase Field. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball chat with Jock Thompson: Thursday at noon ET," 16 May 2018 This looked much worse than just a slight reduction in power because of the humidor. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "In a year full of disappointing 1Bs, Paul Goldschmidt finally starting to heat up," 12 June 2018 Another trick: Store garlic under an unglazed clay flower pot in a cupboard, creating a small humidor without cutting off air circulation, which can lead to rot. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of humidor

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humidor

humid + -or (as in cuspidor)

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The first known use of humidor was in 1903

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