moistness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moistness - a slight wetnessmoistness - a slight wetness      
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"
clamminess, dankness - unpleasant wetness
rawness - a chilly dampness; "the rawness of the midnight air"
Translations
إبْتِلال، تَبَلُّل
vlhkost
fugtighed
raki
nemlilikrutubet

moistness

nFeuchtigkeit f

moistness

[ˈmɔɪstnɪs] n (see adj) → umidità f inv, sofficità f inv

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
References in classic literature ?
As I look at the full stream, the vivid grass, the delicate bright-green powder softening the outline of the great trunks and branches that gleam from under the bare purple boughs, I am in love with moistness, and envy the white ducks that are dipping their heads far into the water here among the withes, unmindful of the awkward appearance they make in the drier world above.
Clausen," she said, at the same time, by some transforming alchemy of woman, presenting to the newcomer eyes that showed no hint of moistness.
Something suspiciously akin to moistness dimmed her beautiful eyes before she dropped them and partly turned away her head.
One Eye watching, felt a sudden moistness in his mouth and a drooling of saliva, involuntary, excited by the living meat that was spreading itself like a repast before him.
The moistness was in her old eyes again, and she had to wipe it away before she could go on stitching.
"The last word has not been said upon the wonder of dogs," she added, as, with a quick winking of her eyelashes to overcome the impending moistness, she controlled her emotion.
I obeyed, and was aware of a sensation of cool moistness. On withdrawing my hand I glanced at the forefinger, the one I had immersed, but it had disappeared.
Atmospheric moistness levels over 60 per cent offer the perfect breeding ground for mould and dust mites, some of the most typical asthma triggers.
This was a lesson in how it should be done, the fat so well cooked it had lost all bite, and added moistness to the meat.
Ground almonds take the place of flour, lending moistness to the cake and making it gluten-free.
It came served with a couple of pitta breads for the full-on kebab experience and even with a liberal splashing of Tzatziki it just lacked that bit of moistness to make it really tasty.
Khalas dates are prized for their deep reddish-brown colour, moistness and hearty flavour, while the Deglet Nour are known as the 'Queen of Dates' and are famed for their light, translucent colouring and honey-like taste.