premoisten

verb
pre·​moist·​en | \ˌprē-ˈmȯi-sᵊn \
variants: or pre-moisten
premoistened or pre-moistened; premoistening or pre-moistening

Definition of premoisten 

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

First Known Use of premoisten

1902, in the meaning defined above

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