American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.
- n. The state or quality of being damp.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
- n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity.
- n. medicine Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A moderate degree of wetness.
- n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.
- n. wetness caused by water
- moist + -ure (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from moiste, moist; see moist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A call to the Allegheny County Health Department confirms our worst fears: The source of this moisture is almost certainly raccoon saliva.”
“As convection increases over the warmer waters of the central/eastern Pacific due to the El Nino this moisture is carried towards the US on the sub-tropical jet.”
“Black powder is hygroscopic (draws moisture from the air).”
“If the stock is warping or shifting due to changes in moisture content, it could easily affect zero.”
“A fern-grass-sedge pampa covers the summit areas of the larger islands where moisture is retained in temporary pools and sphagnum moss.”
“In parts of the lower portion of the property the moisture is constant, so there is a system of Canals and hidden tubes to drain excess rain and irrigation water.”
“The hatter would place the hat on the pin, and push this into a liquid mercury bath, purging out the moisture from the wool.”
“You seem to draw affection from all living things, as the trees draw the moisture from the ground.”
“He rubbed the frosted moisture from the inside of the window and peered out at the pouring rain, through which he could discern nothing.”
“They absorb the moisture from the bread, so in the end you get still-soft cookies and a hard piece of bread.”
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