mois·tur·ize | \ -chə-ˌrīz \
moisturized; moisturizing

Definition of moisturize 

transitive verb

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

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Other words from moisturize

moisturizer noun

Examples of moisturize in a Sentence

Use this cream to gently moisturize dry skin.

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Some other wipes leave my face too dry, but these are actually moisturizing. Maria Poni Silver, Glamour, "I've Been Using the Same $8 Moisturizer for 10 Years," 16 May 2018 With a superlight yet moisturizing texture, this formulation includes brightening, antioxidant-rich rose hip oil, anti-inflammatory, hydrating camellia oil and fast-absorbing moisture-barrier protecting meadow-foam seed oil. Janna Mandell,, "Summer skin-care solutions by microclimate," 12 July 2018 Try alternating every other wash with a moisturizing shampoo to find some relief. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The Best Dandruff Shampoos for Every Type of Hair," 19 Jan. 2018 Apply moisturizing ointments such as petroleum jelly several times daily especially soon after bathing., "Bath additives not needed to treat eczema," 8 May 2018 Needless to say, moisturizing at least twice a day is essential. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "4 Anti-Aging Tips from Astronauts," 24 Sep. 2015 The result: a non-greasy, ultra-lightweight finish that shields and moisturizes skin without clogging pores, as Barrymore can attest. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "Drew Barrymore Swears By This 'Amazing' Lightweight Sunscreen That Doesn't Cause Breakouts," 4 June 2018 Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask kept Washington’s ‘do nice and moisturized without weighing it down for perfect, teased curls and volume for days. Jessica Teich, USA TODAY, "10 drugstore makeup products celebrities actually wore to the Met Gala 2018," 8 May 2018 Opt for Beard Cream for Warmer Months Nieto recommends beard oil to moisturize. Lamar Dawson, GQ, "How to Grow a Long Beard That Never Gets Scraggly," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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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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