premoisten

verb pre·moist·en \ ˌprē-ˈmȯi-sᵊn \
variants: or pre-moisten

Definition of premoisten

premoistened or pre-moistened; premoistening or pre-moistening
: 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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