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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.]


(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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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.
A Mist-er-Comfort misting system can lower cockpit temperatures as much as 25 degrees, even on a blazing hot day.
Company's Programmable Misting unit is an advanced hazing system that releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.
Misting booth supplies a fine, low volume misting "fog" intended to fix any loose powder that may be on protective garments, reducing exposure to hazardous particulates.
Controlling the relationship between the lubricant start signal and the misting signal permits the lubricant line pressure to start momentarily after misting pressure initiates, reversing the process at the end of the cycle.
Several well-known sources for these mists include cooling towers, showerheads, fountains, and spas, as well as other less-obvious sources such as the misting machines found in produce sections of grocery stores.