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moisturize

[mois-chuh-rahyz] /ˈmɔɪs tʃəˌraɪz/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; moisture + -ize
Related forms
demoisturize, verb (used with object), demoisturized, demoisturizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for de moisturize

moisturize

/ˈmɔɪstʃəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to add or restore moisture to (the air, the skin, etc)
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Word Origin and History for de moisturize

moisturize

v.

1945, from moisture + -ize. Related: Moisturized; moisturizing.

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