from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become moist.
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- v. To make moist or moister.
- v. To become moist or moister.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make damp; to wet in a small degree.
- transitive v. To soften by making moist; to make tender.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become moist.
- To make moist or damp; wet superficially or in a moderate degree.
- To soften; make tender.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. moisten with fine drops
- v. make moist
"moisten" not (the earth). smite ... with all plagues -- Greek, "with (literally, 'in') every plague."
The great psychologist Carl Rogers said, Almost always, when a person feels he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten.
Spooned over warm toast, the mushrooms and gravy moisten the bread, and the contrasting textures that result—crunchy, silky, creamy and chewy—play nicely together.
Add the dry ingedients and mix quickly but gently to just moisten the ingredients.
Stir dry mixture gently into the wet ingredients to just moisten, then fold in the rhubarb and berries until the flour is just mixed through.
Use the juice to moisten your bulgur instead of water.
As ready, transfer each piece of meat that is done to the bowl with the sausage, and moisten with several ladlefuls of cooking liquid.
Pass any sauces of your choice (mustards or whipped heavy cream with horseradish are nice) as well as pitcher of broth to moisten meat, vegetables and potatoes.
Grate half of an apple and submerge in the brew to moisten fully.
Add enough dressing to moisten but not drown, and toss gently.