remoisten

verb

re·​moist·​en (ˌ)rē-ˈmȯi-sᵊn How to pronounce remoisten (audio)
remoistened; remoistening

transitive verb

: to moisten (something) again
remoisten a sponge
Containers that have been allowed to dry out completely should be placed in a tub of water for 20 to 30 minutes to remoisten the potting mix.The Boone (Iowa) News-Republican

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remoisten was in 1811

Dictionary Entries Near remoisten

Cite this Entry

“Remoisten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remoisten. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on remoisten

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!