- Mist is defined as a large mass of water vapor in the air consisting of fine drops of water, or a fine spray of liquid.
An example of a mist is a very light spray from a hose.
- a large mass of water vapor at or just above the earth's surface resembling a fog, but less dense
- a thin film of moisture condensed on a surface in droplets
- a cloud of dust, smoke, gas, etc.
- a fine spray, as of medication or perfume
- a cloudiness or film before the eyes, dimming or blurring the vision: through a mist of tears
- anything that dims or obscures the understanding, memory, etc.
Origin: Middle English from OE, darkness, mist, akin to Old Norse mistr, dark weather from Indo-European base an unverified form meigh-, to blink, be dim from source Sanskrit an unverified form mēghá-, cloud
- to make misty; dim or obscure as with a mist
- to spray the leaves of (a house plant) with water from a mister
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- A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
- Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
- Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
- A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas.
- Something that dims or conceals.
- A haze before the eyes that blurs the vision.
- Something that produces or gives the impression of dimness or obscurity: the mists of the past.
- A drink consisting of a liquor served over cracked ice.
- To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
- To rain in a fine shower.
- To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
- To moisturize (plants or dry air, for example) with a fine spray of water.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.
mist - Science Definition
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