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 ?
The elder bushes did not grow back in the shady ravines between the bluffs, but in the hot, sandy bottoms along the stream, where their roots were always in moisture and their tops in the sun.
The sullen shades of night soon overspread the whole hemisphere, and the earth seemed to gasp after the hovering moisture.
The day he behaved very foolishly," said Christie, with reproachful calmness, that did not, however, prevent a suspicion of indignant moisture in her eyes--"when you explained"--
So much of mankind's varied experience had passed there,--so much had been suffered, and something, too, enjoyed,--that the very timbers were oozy, as with the moisture of a heart.
Even now, when the boats pulled upon this whale, and perilously drew over his swaying flukes, and the lances were darted into him, they were followed by steady jets from the new made wound, which kept continually playing, while the natural spout-hole in his head was only at intervals, however rapid, sending its affrighted moisture into the air.
In the desert, pure air and solitude compensate for want of moisture and fertility.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
I have passed it really in my walks, twice or thrice; it lies in a hollow, between two hills: an elevated hollow, near a swamp, whose peaty moisture is said to answer all the purposes of embalming on the few corpses deposited there.
The moisture which was good for the flowers was also good for the weeds which thrust up tiny blades of grass and points of leaves which must be pulled up before their roots took too firm hold.
Turning over the leaves, Magdalen came to one particular page, thickly studded with little drops of moisture half dry.
he urged, with a moisture that was not of business shining on his cheek.
The Earth was form'd, but in the Womb as yet Of Waters, Embryon immature involv'd, Appeer'd not: over all the face of Earth Main Ocean flow'd, not idle, but with warme Prolific humour soft'ning all her Globe, Fermented the great Mother to conceave, Satiate with genial moisture, when God said Be gather'd now ye Waters under Heav'n Into one place, and let dry Land appeer.