pre·​moist·​en ˌprē-ˈmȯi-sᵊn How to pronounce premoisten (audio)
variants or pre-moisten
premoistened or pre-moistened; premoistening or pre-moistening

transitive verb

: to moisten (something) in advance : to make (something) wet or damp before use
premoisten a towel
pre-moisten the soil
pre-moistened towelettes/wipes

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premoisten was in 1902

Dictionary Entries Near premoisten

Cite this Entry

“Premoisten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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