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 In soap, palm oil is used for its ability to remove oil and dirt from hair and skin as well to moisturize. Emma Reynolds, CNN, "Palm oil that doesn't destroy forests? One entrepreneur thinks he has the answer," 26 Nov. 2019 Both formulations contain black pepper oil, arnica, ginger, and peppermint oil, to not only moisturize your skin but relieve stress by soothing aching muscles and joints. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Luxury CBD Skincare Line Dra Sunshine Launches at Bergdorf Goodman," 21 Nov. 2019 Multiple reviewers praise its ability to moisturize the delicate under-eye skin without irritation. 7. CNN Underscored, "CNN Underscored readers' favorite Amazon products last month," 3 Oct. 2019 Use on cuticles and nails to moisturize and soften. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A ghost of a job," 30 Sep. 2019 Choose a formula that has clay and plenty of moisturizing ingredients. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose, Chin and Forehead," 28 Dec. 2018 This eye cream combines a base of moisturizing Aloe Leaf juice and coconut oil with anti-aging powerhouses like rosehip seed oil and hibiscus extract to create the ultimate hydrating, soothing, and firming formula. Braelyn Wood,, "This ‘Magic’ Anti-Aging Eye Cream Will Banish Wrinkles and Dark Circles," 12 Nov. 2019 Nothing too exorbitant so far, but all of that changes when Moore gets to moisturizing. Marci Robin, Allure, "Why Demi Moore Layers Three Face Creams on Her Skin Every Night," 19 Sep. 2019 Rouleau suggests sealing in moisture and using the oil as a last step, after moisturizing. Chloe Metzger And Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "The Best Face Oil for Every Single Skin Type," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Moisturize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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