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1. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
2. Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
3. Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
4. A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas.
5. Something that dims or conceals.
6. A haze before the eyes that blurs the vision.
7. Something that produces or gives the impression of dimness or obscurity: the mists of the past.
8. A drink consisting of a liquor served over cracked ice.
v. mist·ed, mist·ing, mists
1. To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
2. To rain in a fine shower.
1. To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
2. To moisturize (plants or dry air, for example) with a fine spray of water.

[Middle English, from Old English; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) the act or an instance of having an artificial suntan applied to the skin by a fine spray of liquid
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?Wednesday at 6pm - Brandon Sanderson discusses Shadows of Self, the latest book in his Mistborn series at Waterstones, Edinburgh.
The American author has published eight solo novels the past decade, alongside popular series Tor-Elantris, the Mistborn books, Warbreaker, The Way of Kings, the young adult fantasy Rithmatist collection.