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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Unlike cotton or silk, polyester is less breathable, trapping moisture and heat in your sheets. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Guide to the Duvet Cover," 11 Oct. 2018 The red onions add texture, bite and heat, and the bleu cheese topper finishes the stack with moisture and richness. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Fourth of July food: Here are 9 last-minute recipes your guests will love," 3 July 2018 What is most concerning is the tropical moisture that this system will drag with it. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Hurricane Florence represents a grave threat to the East Coast," 10 Sep. 2018 In the throes of winter, even those with 10-step skin-care regimens can fall victim to the effects of a deep freeze: namely, rough, red patches due to a lack of moisture. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Say Goodbye to Winter Redness With These 6 CC Creams," 16 Jan. 2019 The trick here is to not to leave it on too long — a bit of moisture actually helps get a sleeker blowout. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "My Hair-Straightening Routine for Taking My Glorious Kinks and Curls to a Silky-Smooth Blowout," 9 Oct. 2018 And the Spanish rice was drained of all moisture and needed a beverage chaser to get it all down. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Davila’s BBQ," 30 Mar. 2018 Jack Frost has officially arrived in much of the country, bringing with him the type of cold that chills bones, chatters teeth, and saps moisture from otherwise well-tended skin. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 10 Best Moisturizers to Save Dry Winter Skin," 15 Jan. 2019 The walls were bulbous from moisture which signified the likelihood of mold. Lonnie Firestone, Glamour, "It Took a Fire in My Building to Understand Marie Kondo's Method," 15 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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