mois·​ture | \ ˈmȯis-chər How to pronounce moisture (audio) , ˈmȯish- \

Definition of moisture

: liquid diffused or condensed in relatively small quantity

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web That all changed when I was introduced to Proof's absorbent moisture-wicking underwear. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The 18 Best Thongs to Add to Your Top Drawer, According to Glamour Editors," 26 Jan. 2021 Synthetics also provide heat-trapping and moisture-wicking qualities. Field & Stream, "How to Choose Women’s Leggings for Cold Weather," 26 Jan. 2021 Guys, meanwhile, can nab the brand's moisture-wicking performance stretch pique polo in a plethora of hues. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "You can get up to 70% off clothing for men and women at Express right now," 26 Jan. 2021 Across California, storms will bring deep sub-tropical moisture starting late Tuesday, and up to 6 feet of snow in the Sierra Crest between Tuesday and Thursday, meteorologists said. Vanessa Arredondo,, "Heavy rains to douse parched Bay Area region, increase mudslide risks," 24 Jan. 2021 Warm air from the south will bring in moisture later in the day Sunday, leading to showers and then scattered thunderstorms overnight and into Monday morning. Henri Hollis, ajc, "SATURDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Sunny, warmer weekend on tap," 23 Jan. 2021 Petkov suggests buying some moisture-wicking socks for exercise. Olivia Muenter, Allure, "The Best Ways to Prevent (and Treat) Blisters," 27 Dec. 2020 Columbia’s jersey sheets are made from super-soft 100 percent modal jersey with Omni-wick, moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry yet insulated. Carsen Joenk, Popular Science, "Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep," 18 Dec. 2020 These leggings are made from moisture-wicking fabric with a wider waistband that holds the leggings up during high-impact workouts. Claire Tighe, NBC News, "These Athleta running tights are made for (most) winter workouts," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of moisture

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moisture

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from moiste

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The first known use of moisture was in the 14th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Moisture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of moisture

: a small amount of a liquid (such as water) that makes something wet or moist


mois·​ture | \ ˈmȯis-chər How to pronounce moisture (audio) \

Kids Definition of moisture

: a small amount of liquid that makes something slightly wet

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