moisturizing

moisturize

[mois-chuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), moisturized, moisturizing.
1.
to add or restore moisture to (something): to moisturize one's skin with lotion; to moisturize air.
verb (used without object), moisturized, moisturizing.
2.
to make something moist; counteract a dry condition with moisture: a skin cream that moisturizes while you sleep.
Also, especially British, moisturise.


Origin:
1940–45; moisture + -ize

demoisturize, verb (used with object), demoisturized, demoisturizing.
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moisturize or moisturise (ˈmɔɪstʃəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to add or restore moisture to (the air, the skin, etc)
 
moisturise or moisturise
 
vb

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