moisten

[moi-suhn]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to make or become moist.

Origin:
1570–80; moist + -en1

moistener, noun
overmoisten, verb
premoistened, adjective
remoisten, verb
supermoisten, verb (used with object)
unmoisten, verb (used with object)


dampen, wet, sponge, spray.
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moisten (ˈmɔɪsən)
 
vb
to make or become moist
 
'moistener
 
n

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moisten
1570s, from moist + -en.
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Example sentences
In addition, the fluid sometimes moistened the burial shroud near the corpse's
  mouth so that the cloth sagged into the jaw.
Then, as they moistened and broke down, they released their heat.
Instead, air from the outside flows over foam pads moistened by water sprays to
  cool by evaporation.
Transfer to a bowl, then add butter, stirring until crumbs are thoroughly
  moistened.
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