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 Hydration-wise, keep an eye out for products with oil-free ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane to moisturize without clogging pores. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 19 July 2021 Sebum helps to moisturize and protect your skin from infection. Sha Ravine Spencer,, 5 July 2021 This buttery styling cream is made with sweet almond and coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax to define, add shine, and moisturize dry curls and coils. Sha Ravine Spencer,, 5 July 2021 The natural oils moisturize your face and the hair follicles to produce optimum thickness. Chris Hachey, BGR, 12 May 2021 Others rely more on natural emollients or essential oils that moisturize dry skin or soothe irritation. Michael Pollick,, 30 Mar. 2021 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

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First Known Use of moisturize

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Moisturize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 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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