moisture

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plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it aerophyte , air plant , epiphyte , epiphytic plant
suspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns anabiosis
deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall) aridity , aridness , thirstiness
small deciduous tree of eastern and central United States having dark green lyrate pinnatifid leaves and tough moisture-resistant wood used especially for fence posts box white oak , brash oak , iron oak , post oak , Quercus stellata
cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture braising
transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc. cellophane
inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture chilblain , chilblains , pernio
part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted colon
atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold condensate , condensation
farm implement used to break up the surface of the soil (for aeration and weed control and conservation of moisture) cultivator , tiller
plant disease caused by a fungus; diseased condition of seedlings in excessive moisture damping off
moisture, without any dehydrated
process of extracting moisture dehydration , desiccation , drying up , evaporation
dissolve and absorb moisture in air deliquesce
moisture-absorbing deliquescent
substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture) desiccant , drier , drying agent , sicative
preserve by removing moisture desiccate
morning moisture dew
moisture on a surface, esp. outside dew
appliance that removes moisture drier , dryer
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