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
Computer forecasts are in close agreement that a weather system coming across the upper Great Lakes over the upcoming weekend will draw moist, tropical air into the region by Saturday, sending temperatures into the mid 80s.
The less moist sauna rooms are maintained at temperatures of 150, 165 and 180 degrees.
Be virtuous and get the melon and berries, or splurge on moist coconut cake with coconut crème.
Carrot coconut cake Serves 4 There’s not much of a rise in this cake, but its texture does approximate that of a baked carrot cake with a moist, dense crumb.
The ground needs to be evenly moist - but not soggy - at all times.
Before the front hit Moscow, warm, moist and unstable air had seeped across the region.
Maintain a moist site watering when the surface inch of soil begins to dry to the touch.
To even pose the question is to fall into the moist clutches of back-flap copywriters.
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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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