A moist climate.
A moist sponge; a dog's moist nose.
An example of moist is a cake that is spongy and not dry.
The moist gulf air.
Basting keeps the turkey moist in the oven.
Other Word Forms
Origin of moist
- Middle English moiste from Old French alteration (influenced by Latin musteus juicy) of Vulgar Latin muscidus alteration of Latin mūcidus moldy from mūcus mucus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition