Moisture meaning

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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.

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Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.
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Water or other liquid causing a slight wetness or dampness.
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A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
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(medicine) Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment.
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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.

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Origin of moisture

  • Middle English from Old French from moiste moist moist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • moist +"Ž -ure

    From Wiktionary