hum idly

humid

[hyoo-mid or, often, yoo-]
adjective
containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin (h)ūmidus, equivalent to (h)ūm(ēre) to be moist + -idus -id4

humidly, adverb
humidness, noun
subhumid, adjective
unhumid, adjective


dank, wet. See damp.
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humid (ˈhjuːmɪd)
 
adj
moist; damp: a humid day
 
[C16: from Latin ūmidus, from ūmēre to be wet; see humectant, humour]
 
'humidly
 
adv
 
'humidness
 
n

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humid
1412 (implied in humidity), from O.Fr. humide, from L. humidus "moist, wet," var. (by infl. of humus "earth") of umidus, from umere "be moist."
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