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[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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Examples for moisturize
  • Before you go to sleep, clean your face and moisturize, get rid of those radicals.
  • moisturizers moisturize, fresheners freshen and cleansers cleanse.
  • Use water-soluble lubricating jelly to moisturize the mouth.
  • During winter months, moisturize with a heavy cream or ointment.
  • It's the skin-caring way to stop germs while you moisturize.
  • Applying lotion should moisturize the onion skin, reduce friction and help prevent skin tears.
  • moisturize your body right after your shower to seal in water, and repeat throughout the day.
British Dictionary definitions for moisturize

moisturize

/ˈmɔɪstʃəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to add or restore moisture to (the air, the skin, etc)
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