from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- 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.
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- noun obsolete A moistening.
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- noun obsolete A
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Latin humectatio: compare French humectation.
Clays by fire are deprived of their coherent quality, which cannot be restored to them by pulverization, nor by humectation.