Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as edema, 1.
  • noun The act of moistening, wetting, or watering.
  • noun In medicine: The preparing of a medicine by steeping it for a time in water, in order to soften and moisten it, to cleanse it, to prevent its subtile parts from being dissipated in grinding, or the like.
  • noun The application of moistening remedies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A moistening.

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  • noun obsolete A moistening.

Etymologies

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Latin humectatio: compare French humectation.

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