wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry.
slipped on the wet pavement damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture.
clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness.
a prisoner in a cold, dank cell moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry.
treat the injury with moist heat humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air.
a hot, humid climate
Examples of moist in a Sentence
I love cookies when they are moist and chewy.
The pork chops were tender and moist.
a moist and spongy chocolate cake
The plant grows best in direct sunlight and with rich, moist soil.
She dabbed her moist eyes with a handkerchief.
Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.
The eggs will hatch sooner in warm, moist conditions. See More
Recent Examples on the WebThe result is a filet that's moist inside with a thin, slightly crispy outer coating that isn't overbearing.
Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 31 July 2022 One of the best times to weed is when the ground is moist to get more of the roots out.
Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 4 June 2022 Much like slugs, these worms are active at night and after rain when the soil is moist.
Makenzie Boucher, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 The storms are expected to form as cold air to the north collides with warm, moist air to the south.
Joe Taschler, Journal Sentinel, 22 July 2022 With limited warm, moist air moving upward, the cloud droplets cease to form, ushering in a light rain as the storm peters out.
Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 16 July 2022 As dry air sheds heat more quickly than moist air at night, the city also registered its coolest low temperatures in June since 2012.
Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 13 July 2022 Additionally, moist air will mean some heavy downpours, bringing a chance for flash flooding.
Adam Klotz, Fox News, 7 July 2022 Heat pumps take the moist air from inside the dryer, pull out the moisture, and send the hot air back in.
Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 2 July 2022 See More
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