moisten

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verb moist·en \ˈmȯi-sən\

Definition of moisten

moistened

;

moistening

play \ˈmȯis-niŋ, ˈmȯi-sən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make moist

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become moist

moistener

play \ˈmȯis-nər, ˈmȯi-sən-ər\ noun

Examples of moisten in a Sentence

  1. Corn syrup can be used to moisten and flavor baked foods.

  2. The chemical reaction begins as soon as the powder is moistened.

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First Known Use of moisten

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MOISTEN Defined for English Language Learners

moisten

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verb

Definition of moisten for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) slightly wet : to make (something) moist

  • : to become slightly wet


MOISTEN Defined for Kids

moisten

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verb moist·en \ˈmȯi-sən\

Definition of moisten for Students

moistened

;

moistening

  1. :  to make damp



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