Definition of moist
moistnessplay \ˈmȯis(t)-nəs\ noun
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.
Recent Examples of moist from the Web
Pasmans had long been aware of threats to amphibians, whose habitat—moist woodlands, ponds, and streams—makes them vulnerable to development and water pollution.
But because genetic material decays rapidly in warm, moist climates, scientists had sequenced the DNA of just one ancient African.
Your sausage should already be well-seasoned, and the juiciness will keep it moist.
Having clear skin, flushed cheeks, lips that look moist, hair that’s shiny — all of those are human characteristics found naturally.
However, the upper-level ridge of warm high-pressure air looks to finally weaken and drift off to the east in the next couple of days, allowing a frontal boundary to interact with the increasingly moist atmosphere.
An artistic centerpiece of the Del Mar County Fair is a 12-foot Wild West sculpture that required 75 tons of moist sand to fashion.
The dish is served with moist cornbread and your choice of two sides.
Your family's summer attire offered the red bugs fairly easy access to armpits, waistline, backs of knees, and other snug, warm, moist places.
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Origin and Etymology of moist
Middle English moiste, from Anglo-French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muscidus, alteration of Latin mucidus slimy, from mucus nasal mucus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of moist
MOIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moist for English Language Learners
: slightly or barely wet : not completely dry
: having a lot of moisture in the air
MOIST Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of moist
1: slightly or moderately wet
2a: marked by a discharge or exudation of liquid moist eczemab: suggestive of the presence of liquid—used of sounds heard in auscultation moist rales
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