mois·​ture ˈmȯis-chər How to pronounce moisture (audio)
: liquid diffused or condensed in relatively small quantity

Examples of moisture in a Sentence

These flowers grow best with moisture and shade. Wool socks will pull moisture away from your skin. The leaves absorb moisture from the air.
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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from moiste

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moisture was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Moisture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


mois·​ture ˈmȯish-chər How to pronounce moisture (audio)
: a small amount of liquid that causes moistness : dampness

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