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 Courtesy of Target Infused with squalene, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E, this daily sunscreen is super moisturizing without leaving you with a greasy t-zone come lunchtime. Andrea Jordan, Better Homes & Gardens, "After Testing Dozens of Sunscreens, I Found The Best Formulas for Dark Skin Tones," 2 June 2020 The nutrient-rich formula includes coconut oil and glycolic acid that help with exfoliating and moisturizing hair. NBC News, "Most purchased home, tech, kitchen and apparel products in 2020," 4 May 2020 This popular one from Tree Hut comes in several tantalizing scents, exfoliates the skin with sugar grains, and moisturizes with shea butter. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 skincare products with thousands of reviews—and why they're worth it," 13 May 2020 Others think daily showers and moisturizing afterward makes skin dewier. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Wash your hands often? Absolutely. Shower every day? Nah," 8 May 2020 Better still, moisturizing products with weightless formulations. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, "Garnier Whole Blends Moisturizing Almond Milk Shampoo and Conditioner Has Inspired Me To Love My Air-Dried Hair Again," 19 Apr. 2020 Try a cuticle oil and keep your hands moisturized to avoid cracking. Medea Giordano, Wired, "The Ultimate Quarantine Self-Care Guide," 12 Apr. 2020 Post-removal, Dr. Elbuluk advises giving your fingernails a break from nail polish for at least one week while moisturizing regularly with thick emollients or creams with petroleum jelly, like Aquaphor. Bianca Lambert, SELF, "How to Maintain Healthy Nails and Cuticles Right Now," 10 Apr. 2020 The eye gels are cooling when applied, and moisturizing to the delicate eye area. Braelyn Wood,, "Kristen Bell Uses the Skyn Iceland Eye Gels to De-Puff Before Photo Shoots," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Moisturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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