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moist

 (moist)
adj. moist·er, moist·est
1. Slightly wet; damp: a moist sponge; a dog's moist nose.
2. Humid: the moist gulf air.
3. Characterized by considerable rainfall; rainy: a moist climate.
4. Juicy or succulent; not dried out: Basting keeps the turkey moist in the oven.
5. Tearful: moist eyes.

[Middle English moiste, from Old French, alteration (influenced by Latin musteus, juicy) of Vulgar Latin *muscidus, alteration of Latin mūcidus, moldy, from mūcus, mucus.]

moist′ly adv.
moist′ness n.

moist

(mɔɪst)
adj
1. slightly damp or wet
2. saturated with or suggestive of moisture
[C14: from Old French, ultimately related to Latin mūcidus musty, from mūcus mucus]
ˈmoistly adv
ˈmoistness n

moist

(mɔɪst)

adj. -er, -est.
1. slightly wet; damp.
2. (of the eyes) tearful.
3. (of the air) having high humidity.
[1325–75; Middle English moiste < Middle French, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *muscidus, a cross of Latin mūcidus musty, with musteus juicy, adj. derivative of mustum must2]
moist′ly, adv.
moist′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moist - slightly wetmoist - slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

moist

adjective damp, wet, dripping, rainy, soggy, humid, dank, clammy, dewy, not dry, drizzly, dampish, wettish Wipe off any excess with a clean, moist flannel.

moist

adjective
Slightly wet:
Translations
رطْب، مُبْتَلمُبَلّلُ
vlhký
fugtig
feuchthumide
kostea
vlažan
nyirkos
rakur
湿った
축축한
drėkinamasis kremasdrėkinamasis pienelispalaikyti drėgnumą
mikls, valgsmitrs
vlažen
fuktig
ชื้น
nemlirutubetliıslak
ẩm ướt

moist

[mɔɪst] ADJ (moister (compar) (moistest (superl))) [atmosphere, soil, cloth] → húmedo; [cake] → esponjoso
moist with sthhúmedo de algo
his hands were moist with perspirationtenía las manos húmedas del sudor
her eyes were moist with tearstenía los ojos llorosos

moist

[ˈmɔɪst] adj
[soil] → humide
Make sure the soil is moist → Assurez-vous que la terre est humide.
[cloth] → humide
[cake] → onctueux/euse; [meat] → juteux/euse

moist

adj (+er)feucht (→ from, with vor +dat); moist with tearsfeucht von Tränen, tränenfeucht; moist with dewtaufeucht

moist

[mɔɪst] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → umido/a; (cake) → soffice
eyes moist with tears → occhi umidi di lacrime

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

moist

مُبَلّلُ vlhký fugtig feucht υγρός húmedo kostea moite vlažan umido 湿った 축축한 vochtig fuktig wilgotny húmido, úmido влажный fuktig ชื้น ıslak ẩm ướt 潮湿的

moist

adj húmedo
References in classic literature ?
There the moist breath of the western wind wafted her over the waves of the loud-moaning sea in soft foam, and there the gold-filleted Hours welcomed her joyously.
What did you think of your moist sugar when you bought it at the grocer's?
Yes, everything's brought to such a pitch of perfection nowadays," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, with a moist and blissful yawn.
The words of the cold and moist vegetable Prince were not very comforting, and as he spoke them he turned away and left the enclosure.
Take some from a sunny spot, and some from a shady, so that I may judge of its properties in a dry and in a moist state.
But that was not all: standing as I did on a quantity of moist straw my feet grew unhealthy and tender, and the master used to say:
Here in thy loneliness the eglantine Weaves her sweet tapestries above thy head, While blow across thy bed, Moist with the dew of heaven, the breezes chill: Fire-fly, will-o'-the-wisp, and wandering star Glow in thy gloom, and naught is heard but the far Chanting of woodman and shepherd from the hill, Naught but the startled bird is seen Soaring away in the moonland sheen, Or the hulk of the scampering beast that fears Their plaintive lays as, to and fro, The pallid singers go.
With its faint, grey streaks came the savages of Bekwando, crawling up in a semicircle through the long, rough grass, then suddenly, at a signal, bounding upright with spears poised in their hands - an ugly sight in the dim dawn for men chilled with the moist, damp air and only half-awake.
We all smiled bravely and waved our hands as they drove out of the lane and down the moist red road into the shadows of the fir wood in the valley.
For that the Superman may not lack his dragon, the superdragon that is worthy of him, there must still much warm sun glow on moist virgin forests!
I should like well to hear them neigh over their hardly earned feed of corn, and see them, with their moist necks freed from the harness, dipping their eager nostrils into the muddy pond.
Passepartout had a moist sensation about the eyes; his master's action touched his susceptible heart.