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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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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17 May 2022

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“Moisture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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