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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Today her cleansing oils and moisturizing creams are among the most popular skin-care brands... Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Geisha Effect: Asian Skin Care Shakes Up the U.S. Beauty Market," 29 Jan. 2019 Just make sure to moisturize after every exfoliating session. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose, Chin and Forehead," 28 Dec. 2018 In the winter, also make sure to moisturize this area beforehand to keep dry spots and flaking in check. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, "How to Apply Concealer the Right Way, According to Pros," 10 Dec. 2018 They were conditioned and moisturized, but not wet or sticky. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Tried The Easy (and Longer Lasting) Alternative to Fake Lashes," 9 Oct. 2018 Always make sure to moisturize your nails between manicures. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "How to DIY a Halloween Themed Manicure," 1 Oct. 2018 Just be sure to moisturize and use sun protection afterward because the potent ingredients can leave skin more sensitive than usual. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "The 10 Best Products From Dermstore’s Secret Sale," 13 Apr. 2018 In a perfect world, some sort of magical phenomenon would make sure the air around you is always perfectly humid to keep your eyes moisturized. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Ways to Keep Winter From Making Your Dry Eyes Worse," 11 Dec. 2018 Your best bet is to double down by incorporating two or more deeply moisturizing elixirs. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Pro’s Guide to Managing Sensitive Skin This Winter," 27 Dec. 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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