mois·​tur·​ize | \ ˈmȯis-chə-ˌrīz How to pronounce moisturize (audio) , ˈmȯish- \
moisturized; moisturizing; moisturizes

Definition of moisturize

transitive verb

: to add moisture to moisturize the air a cream that moisturizes the skin

Examples of moisturize in a Sentence

Use this cream to gently moisturize dry skin.
Recent Examples on the Web Every drop of beard oil is formulated to deeply moisturize your beard’s roots. Chris Hachey, BGR, 12 May 2021 Here's another step you may be used to skipping but can make all the difference: Be sure to moisturize postshave. Megan Gustashaw, Glamour, 20 Apr. 2021 Natural oils like castor oil have been beauty staples for years, essential oils are more popular than ever, and body oils are an excellent way to moisturize. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2021 Many people use virgin coconut oil as a topical treatment to moisturize their skin and hair, or as a cooking ingredient to substitute butter or other oils. Zachary Visconti,, 14 Apr. 2021 Speaking of hydration, Peach & Lily's Wild Dew Treatment Essence has hyaluronic acid to moisturize dry skin and niacinamide to help diminish any hyperpigmentation caused by acne. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 10 Mar. 2021 Heated slippers also moisturize your feet while warming them up. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 20 Feb. 2021 The formula has squalane, omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and vegan glycerin to instantly moisturize the skin. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 Also in the formula are avocado oil to improve skin elasticity, peppermint oil to help with inflammation, and coconut oil to moisturize and smooth skin, according to King. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2021

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“Moisturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of moisturize

: to add moisture to (something, such as a person's skin)

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