moisture

noun
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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Synonyms for moisture

Synonyms

damp, dampness, humidity, moistness

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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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The proprietary complex, which has made appearances in other Rodan + Fields products, helps draw moisture into skin with the help of hyaluronic acid. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Rodan + Fields Just Launched a Fun Line of Face Masks For Every Complexion Concern," 15 May 2019 Store your suede shoes or suede bag in a dark closet that's far away from the bathroom or anyplace that's damp, as the moisture can damage the fabric, as well. Irene Hwang, Seventeen, "How to Clean Suede Shoes Like a Fashion Pro," 13 May 2019 Instead, opt for hiking socks made from materials like wool or synthetics made to wick away moisture and ease friction. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "14 Essential Hiking Safety Tips You Should Always Follow," 10 May 2019 Pat dry and lay the pieces upside down so moisture won't soak into the setting. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 7 May 2019 Surprisingly, the moisture-sucking central air in my apartment did not deter me from waking up with smooth, hydrated lips. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Glossier Just Launched Bubblewrap, an Eye and Lip Plumping Cream I Got to Test First," 29 Apr. 2019 Cotton can help absorb some of the moisture instead of keeping it right against you, the way silk or lace would. Glamour, "Sleeping Without Underwear Might Help Fend Off Yeast Infections," 16 Apr. 2019 The moisture from the warm sea surface then enters the atmosphere. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse.," 3 Oct. 2018 The microfiber towel side of the pillowcase absorbs the moisture from not only wet hair, but also sweat and drool. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "DryZzz Allows You To Sleep With Wet Hair Without The Damp Pillowcase," 30 Jan. 2019

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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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moisture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of moisture

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

moisture

noun
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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