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moisture

[mois-cher] /ˈmɔɪs tʃər/
noun
1.
condensed or diffused liquid, especially water:
moisture in the air.
2.
a small quantity of liquid, especially water; enough liquid to moisten.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see moist, -ure; compare Middle French moistour
Related forms
moistureless, adjective
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  • If moisture is determined to be rain, not sweat, all traffic must immediately cease.
  • All of that work makes your body lose water through sweat-as well as moisture that is exhaled when you're breathing quickly.
  • It is good for evaporating liquid which also includes the moisture in the wax.
  • Sweat, moisture, humidity and other variables in how cash is stored and transferred can affect contamination.
  • The actual amount of moisture vapor that a given volume of air can hold depends almost entirely on the temperature of that air.
  • Susceptibility to rot from moisture is one of the main weaknesses of straw-bale construction.
  • These are even harder to handle than moisture contents and vortex velocities.
  • Each yields cured compost over varying periods of time depending on contents, moisture and frequency of turning.
  • Rhinos and pigs wallow and coat themselves in mud, which protects them from the sun and helps to keep moisture in their skin.
  • The other thing to consider, especially when thinking about how you'll flavor your honey, is moisture content.
British Dictionary definitions for moisture

moisture

/ˈmɔɪstʃə/
noun
1.
water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
Derived Forms
moistureless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for moisture
n.

mid-14c., from Old French moistour "moisture, dampness, wetness" (13c., Modern French moiteur), from moiste (see moist).

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