Origin of moistureOld French moisteur from moiste: see moist
Moisture is defined as a small amount of wetness.
When hot water runs through pipes and condensation causes the pipes to drip a little tiny bit of water on your basement floor, this resulting water is an example of moisture.
Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.
Origin of moistureMiddle English from Old French from moiste moist ; see moist .
- A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
- That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity.
- All my body's moisture Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heat. -William Shakespeare
- (medicine) Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment
moist +"Ž -ure
- He wiped moisture from his eyes.
- Her gaze blurred, and hot moisture burned down her cheeks.
- We'll be safe here, and the moisture in the cave will keep the dust down.
- She gave up trying to wipe the moisture from her hands.
- The slopes of the sides vary according to the nature of the ground, the amount of moisture present, &c. In solid rock they may be vertical; in gravel, sand or common earth they must, to prevent slipping, rise r ft.