moisture


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mois·ture

 (mois′chər)
n.
Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.

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

moisture

(ˈmɔɪstʃə)
n
(Chemistry) water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
ˈmoistureless adj

mois•ture

(ˈmɔɪs tʃər)

n.
condensed or diffused liquid, esp. water.
[1325–75; compare Middle French moistour]
mois′ture•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moisture - wetness caused by watermoisture - wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the window"
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"

moisture

noun damp, water, liquid, sweat, humidity, dew, perspiration, dampness, wetness, dankness, wateriness When the soil is dry, more moisture is lost from the plant.
Translations
رُطُوبَةٌرُطوبَه
vlhkost
fugtfugtighed
kosteus
vlaga
raki
湿気
습기
vlaga
fukt
ความชื้น
hơi nước

moisture

[ˈmɔɪstʃəʳ] N (= dampness) → humedad f; (on glass, mirror) → vaho m

moisture

[ˈmɔɪstʃər] n
(in soil, air)humidité f
(on glass)buée f

moisture

nFeuchtigkeit f; drops of moisture (= water)Wassertropfen pl; (= sweat)Schweißtropfen pl

moisture

[ˈmɔɪstʃəʳ] n (gen) → umidità f inv; (on glass) → vapore m condensato

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

moisture

رُطُوبَةٌ vlhkost fugt Feuchtigkeit υγρασία humedad kosteus humidité vlaga umidità 湿気 습기 vocht fuktighet zawilgocenie humidade, umidade влажность fukt ความชื้น nem hơi nước 潮湿

moisture

n humedad f
References in classic literature ?
On the gray moisture of the grass were marks where the cows had lain through the night--dark-green islands of dry herbage the size of their carcasses, in the general sea of dew.
But as the rain came down in a flood, the little fellow was hopelessly a prisoner, and now stood with sullen aspect at a window, wondering whether the sun itself were not extinguished by so much moisture in the sky.
In the nature of the land, however, around Maldonado, no such reason is apparent; the rocky mountains afford protected situations; enjoying various kinds of soil; streamlets of water are common at the bottoms of nearly every valley; and the clayey nature of the earth seems adapted to retain moisture.
And if at such times you should think that you really perceived drops of moisture in the spout, how do you know that they are not merely condensed from its vapor; or how do you know that they are not those identical drops superficially lodged in the spout-hole fissure, which is countersunk into the summit of the whale's head?
A few steps more, and it was within an arm's length, distinct, dark with moisture, and insignificant in size.
It came, as I later discovered, not from an animal, as there is only one mammal on Mars and that one very rare indeed, but from a large plant which grows practically without water, but seems to distill its plentiful supply of milk from the products of the soil, the moisture of the air, and the rays of the sun.
The night was dark and damp, a scarcely perceptible moisture was descending from above.
At first, it lay lightly on the surface of the fluid, appearing to imbibe none of its moisture.
Overhead, vast roots of trees hung down from the sides of the ravine dripping with moisture, and trembling with the concussions produced by the fall.
As auxiliary to this scarcity of fuel, one of the large springs which abound in that country gushed out of the side of the ascent above, and, after creeping sluggishly along the level land, saturating the mossy covering of the rock with moisture, it swept around the base of the little cone that formed the pinnacle of the mountain, and, entering the canopy of smoke near one of the terminations of the terrace, found its way to the lake, not by dashing from rock to rock, but by the secret channels of the earth.
Within the tiny stems of this dry-seeming plant is sufficient moisture for the needs of the huge bodies of the mighty thoats, which can exist for months without water, and for days without even the slight moisture which the ochre moss contains.
They drew a line to mark the division, and neither, lapping up what scant moisture fell during the night-hours, ever dreamed of trespassing across the line.