moisten


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mois·ten

 (moi′sən)
tr. & intr.v. mois·tened, mois·ten·ing, mois·tens
To make or become moist.

mois′ten·er n.

moisten

(ˈmɔɪsən)
vb
to make or become moist
ˈmoistener n

mois•ten

(ˈmɔɪ sən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become moist.
[1570–80]
moist′en•er, n.

moisten


Past participle: moistened
Gerund: moistening

Imperative
moisten
moisten
Present
I moisten
you moisten
he/she/it moistens
we moisten
you moisten
they moisten
Preterite
I moistened
you moistened
he/she/it moistened
we moistened
you moistened
they moistened
Present Continuous
I am moistening
you are moistening
he/she/it is moistening
we are moistening
you are moistening
they are moistening
Present Perfect
I have moistened
you have moistened
he/she/it has moistened
we have moistened
you have moistened
they have moistened
Past Continuous
I was moistening
you were moistening
he/she/it was moistening
we were moistening
you were moistening
they were moistening
Past Perfect
I had moistened
you had moistened
he/she/it had moistened
we had moistened
you had moistened
they had moistened
Future
I will moisten
you will moisten
he/she/it will moisten
we will moisten
you will moisten
they will moisten
Future Perfect
I will have moistened
you will have moistened
he/she/it will have moistened
we will have moistened
you will have moistened
they will have moistened
Future Continuous
I will be moistening
you will be moistening
he/she/it will be moistening
we will be moistening
you will be moistening
they will be moistening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moistening
you have been moistening
he/she/it has been moistening
we have been moistening
you have been moistening
they have been moistening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moistening
you will have been moistening
he/she/it will have been moistening
we will have been moistening
you will have been moistening
they will have been moistening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moistening
you had been moistening
he/she/it had been moistening
we had been moistening
you had been moistening
they had been moistening
Conditional
I would moisten
you would moisten
he/she/it would moisten
we would moisten
you would moisten
they would moisten
Past Conditional
I would have moistened
you would have moistened
he/she/it would have moistened
we would have moistened
you would have moistened
they would have moistened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.moisten - make moistmoisten - make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
humidify, moisturise, moisturize - make (more) humid; "We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house"
baste - cover with liquid before cooking; "baste a roast"
2.moisten - moisten with fine dropsmoisten - moisten with fine drops; "drizzle the meat with melted butter"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"

moisten

verb dampen, water, wet, soak, damp, moisturize, humidify, bedew She took a sip of water to moisten her dry throat.

moisten

verb
To make moist:
Translations
يُرَطِّب، يُبَلِّل
navlhčit
fugte
kostuakostuttaa
væta, gera rakan
navlažiti
hafifçe ıslatmak

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsn]
A. VT (= wet) → humedecer, mojar
to moisten one's lipshumedecerse los labios
moisten with olive oilimprégnese de aceite de oliva
B. VIhumedecerse, mojarse

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsən] vthumecter

moisten

vtanfeuchten; to moisten something with somethingetw mit etw befeuchten
vifeucht werden

moisten

[ˈmɔɪsn] vtinumidire
to moisten one's lips → umettarsi le labbra

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

moisten

vt humedecer, mojar un poco
References in classic literature ?
We did not give them a full draught at first, but poured in the water by drops, to moisten their mouths and throats, which were extremely swelled: by this caution they were soon well.
He had told her to moisten the lips with the tip of the tongue and assume a pleasant smile, with the result that she seemed to glare.
But another piece of ill-luck befell them, which Sancho held the worst of all, and that was that they had no wine to drink, nor even water to moisten their lips; and as thirst tormented them, Sancho, observing that the meadow where they were was full of green and tender grass, said what will be told in the following chapter.
Kory-Kory, who had been kneeling beside me, now chafed his limbs gently with the palms of his hands, while a young girl at his head kept fanning him, and I still continued to moisten his lips and brow.
Each of the party devoured the few precious drops with his gaze, yet neither of them dared to moisten his lips with them.
"I think, if you will allow me, Trent, I will just moisten my lips
Taking a last whiff of his cigarette he threw it down, stepped on it, and letting the smoke escape through his moustache and looking askance at the horse that was coming up, began to tuck in his sheepskin collar on both sides of his ruddy face, clean-shaven except for the moustache, so that his breath should not moisten the collar.
Some grooms will go home to their beer and leave us for hours with our dry hay and oats and nothing to moisten them; then of course we gulp down too much at once, which helps to spoil our breathing and sometimes chills our stomachs.
He opened his mouth, but the black cloud sailed past and not as much as a drop of dew moistened his dry lips.
From these alone proceed the noble, disinterested friendship, the melting love, the generous sentiment, the ardent gratitude, the soft compassion, the candid opinion; and all those strong energies of a good mind, which fill the moistened eyes with tears, the glowing cheeks with blood, and swell the heart with tides of grief, joy, and benevolence.
But as clay in the abstract, when too much moistened, becomes of a weak and uncertain consistency, breaking down in unexpected places, retaining impressions but faintly, and preserving no strength or steadiness of character, so Mr Swiveller's clay, having imbibed a considerable quantity of moisture, was in a very loose and slippery state, insomuch that the various ideas impressed upon it were fast losing their distinctive character, and running into each other.
Above all, she was a blessing to Joe, for the dear old fellow was sadly cut up by the constant contemplation of the wreck of his wife, and had been accustomed, while attending on her of an evening, to turn to me every now and then and say, with his blue eyes moistened, "Such a fine figure of a woman as she once were, Pip!" Biddy instantly taking the cleverest charge of her as though she had studied her from infancy, Joe became able in some sort to appreciate the greater quiet of his life, and to get down to the Jolly Bargemen now and then for a change that did him good.