Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Diffused and sensible wetness; fluid diffused or exuding; damp.
  • noun Liquid.
  • To moisten; wet.

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

  • noun A moderate degree of wetness.
  • noun That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
  • noun That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity.
  • noun medicine Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wetness caused by water

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from moiste, moist; see moist.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

moist +‎ -ure

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  • MoISTure

    April 26, 2008

  • A bit of ure makes all the difference :-)

    June 16, 2009