Definition of moisture
: liquid diffused or condensed in relatively small quantity
Examples of moisture in a Sentence
These flowers grow best with moisture and shade.
Wool socks will pull moisture away from your skin.
The leaves absorb moisture from the air.
Recent Examples of moisture from the Web
In addition to shading out and eliminating weeds, plastic mulches conserve moisture and promote early crop growth by helping heat up the soil in spring.
And ponderosa pines scattered across the two states absorb the moisture, thriving in wet years and adding thin growth layers in dry years.
Some of those showers will linger into Saturday morning, caused by a combination of a cold front and leftover moisture from once tropical Storm Cindy.
Cox said sequoias in their native habitat in California draw moisture from the misty atmosphere and can live for several thousand years and reach several hundred feet tall.
Cindy’s remnant circulation and its moisture will get absorbed by a cold front marching toward the East Coast on Friday and Saturday, producing areas of heavy rain along the way.
Stationary high-altitude balloons could carry cameras to monitor flash floods and forest fires or scanning lasers to remotely sense soil moisture and vegetation growth.
The weekend seems complicated, however, as another cool front approaches and moisture from a Gulf of Mexico tropical disturbance could complicate matters.
On the eve of the Open, Davis said the USGA would judge Erin Hills on a curve, given the moisture on the course.
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Origin and Etymology of moisture
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from moiste
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MOISTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moisture for English Language Learners
: a small amount of a liquid (such as water) that makes something wet or moist
MOISTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of moisture for Students
: a small amount of liquid that makes something slightly wet
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