Definition of moist
- I love cookies when they are moist and chewy.
- the eyes of both of us … were moist with the joy of success
- —Jack London
- Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: slightly or barely wet : not completely dry
: having a lot of moisture in the air
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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