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
Even a 10% blend of ethanol in gasoline can harm boat engines because the fuel additive absorbs moisture from humid air.
Smells may be a sign of mold, moisture problems, or soaked-in stains that need professional cleaning.
The best chance should be Sunday when meteorologist are predicting a 50 percent chance of moisture.
A tech shirt is made of a moisture wicking technology that takes the person's sweat, wicks it off the body — so the body does not feel wet — and it is absorbed into the shirt.
Her banana bread is made with a mixture of three alt-flours (oat, almond and brown rice) as well as chia seeds in order to take advantage of their moisture-lending properties.
Look for humectants that draw moisture to the top layer of your skin, like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, urea, lanolin, dimethicone, and petrolatum, says Dr. Levin.
Most of the broad-leaf species – deciduous trees – are following moisture moving westward.
For your face, choose a product that soothes and fortifies your skin’s natural moisture levels.
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Origin and Etymology of moisture
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from moiste
First Known Use: 14th century
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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