moisten


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mois·ten

 (moi′sən)
tr. & intr.v. mois·tened, mois·ten·ing, mois·tens
To make or become moist.

mois′ten·er n.

moisten

(ˈmɔɪsən)
vb
to make or become moist
ˈmoistener n

mois•ten

(ˈmɔɪ sən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become moist.
[1570–80]
moist′en•er, n.

moisten


Past participle: moistened
Gerund: moistening

Imperative
moisten
moisten
Present
I moisten
you moisten
he/she/it moistens
we moisten
you moisten
they moisten
Preterite
I moistened
you moistened
he/she/it moistened
we moistened
you moistened
they moistened
Present Continuous
I am moistening
you are moistening
he/she/it is moistening
we are moistening
you are moistening
they are moistening
Present Perfect
I have moistened
you have moistened
he/she/it has moistened
we have moistened
you have moistened
they have moistened
Past Continuous
I was moistening
you were moistening
he/she/it was moistening
we were moistening
you were moistening
they were moistening
Past Perfect
I had moistened
you had moistened
he/she/it had moistened
we had moistened
you had moistened
they had moistened
Future
I will moisten
you will moisten
he/she/it will moisten
we will moisten
you will moisten
they will moisten
Future Perfect
I will have moistened
you will have moistened
he/she/it will have moistened
we will have moistened
you will have moistened
they will have moistened
Future Continuous
I will be moistening
you will be moistening
he/she/it will be moistening
we will be moistening
you will be moistening
they will be moistening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moistening
you have been moistening
he/she/it has been moistening
we have been moistening
you have been moistening
they have been moistening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moistening
you will have been moistening
he/she/it will have been moistening
we will have been moistening
you will have been moistening
they will have been moistening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moistening
you had been moistening
he/she/it had been moistening
we had been moistening
you had been moistening
they had been moistening
Conditional
I would moisten
you would moisten
he/she/it would moisten
we would moisten
you would moisten
they would moisten
Past Conditional
I would have moistened
you would have moistened
he/she/it would have moistened
we would have moistened
you would have moistened
they would have moistened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.moisten - make moistmoisten - make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
humidify, moisturise, moisturize - make (more) humid; "We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house"
baste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
2.moisten - moisten with fine dropsmoisten - moisten with fine drops; "drizzle the meat with melted butter"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"

moisten

verb dampen, water, wet, soak, damp, moisturize, humidify, bedew She took a sip of water to moisten her dry throat.

moisten

verb
To make moist:
Translations
يُرَطِّب، يُبَلِّل
navlhčit
fugte
kostuakostuttaa
væta, gera rakan
navlažiti
hafifçe ıslatmak

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsn]
A. VT (= wet) → humedecer, mojar
to moisten one's lipshumedecerse los labios
moisten with olive oilimprégnese de aceite de oliva
B. VIhumedecerse, mojarse

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsən] vthumecter

moisten

vtanfeuchten; to moisten something with somethingetw mit etw befeuchten
vifeucht werden

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsn] vtinumidire
to moisten one's lips → umettarsi le labbra

moist

(moist) adjective
damp; slightly wet. moist, fertile soil.
ˈmoistly adverb
ˈmoistness noun
moisten (ˈmoisn) verb
to wet slightly. He moistened (= licked) his lips.
moisture (ˈmoistʃə) noun
(the quality of) dampness. This soil needs moisture.
ˈmoisturize, ˈmoisturise (-stʃə-) verb
to keep the moisture in (skin). This cream is used to moisturize the skin.
ˈmoisturizer, ˈmoisturiser noun

moisten

vt humedecer, mojar un poco
References in classic literature ?
His roving eyes began to moisten, and before the hymn was ended scalding tears rolled out of fountains that had long seemed dry, and followed each other down those cheeks, that had oftener felt the storms of heaven than any testimonials of weakness.
But she was not prepared for the look of blank resignation that seemed to drive the color from his face and moisten the fire of his dark eyes.
Some grooms will go home to their beer and leave us for hours with our dry hay and oats and nothing to moisten them; then of course we gulp down too much at once, which helps to spoil our breathing and sometimes chills our stomachs.
Jurgis could take up a two-hundred-and-fifty-pound quarter of beef and carry it into a car without a stagger, or even a thought; and now he stood in a far corner, frightened as a hunted animal, and obliged to moisten his lips with his tongue each time before he could answer the congratulations of his friends.
I was such a child, and so little, that frequently when I went into the bar of a strange public-house for a glass of ale or porter, to moisten what I had had for dinner, they were afraid to give it me.
We did not give them a full draught at first, but poured in the water by drops, to moisten their mouths and throats, which were extremely swelled: by this caution they were soon well.
But another piece of ill-luck befell them, which Sancho held the worst of all, and that was that they had no wine to drink, nor even water to moisten their lips; and as thirst tormented them, Sancho, observing that the meadow where they were was full of green and tender grass, said what will be told in the following chapter.
His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
Some one or other of these may so far pity him as to hold the cup for a moment towards him and let him moisten his lips, but he must not drink enough to wet the roof of his mouth; then one whose parents are alive will drive him from the table with blows and angry words.
Kory-Kory, who had been kneeling beside me, now chafed his limbs gently with the palms of his hands, while a young girl at his head kept fanning him, and I still continued to moisten his lips and brow.
As he proceeded, his eyes began to moisten, and the hand which held the instrument shook violently.
Vaiuly endeavouring to moisten those dry lips, with a painful sound she struggles with herself and complies.