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[mois-cher] /ˈmɔɪs tʃər/
condensed or diffused liquid, especially water:
moisture in the air.
a small quantity of liquid, especially water; enough liquid to moisten.
Origin of moisture
1325-75; Middle English; see moist, -ure; compare Middle French moistour
Related forms
moistureless, adjective Unabridged
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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


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

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

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