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mist

 (mĭst)
n.
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
v.intr.
1. To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
2. To rain in a fine shower.
v.tr.
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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misting

(ˈmɪstɪŋ)
n
(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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In addition to the cooling aspect, misting can also be an attraction for children.
Thanks to a partnership between Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and social housing provider Leazes Homes, Clare Rabbetts, 46, who lives in Walkergate, Newcastle, has had a portable domestic misting system installed in her living room.
Misting is today's way to hydrate and revive your skin,” says Mary Palko, president of Green Now.