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Meaning of MOISTEN

Pronunciation:  'moysun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  2. [v]  moisten with fine drops; "drizzle the meat with melted butter"
 

MOISTEN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: dampen, drizzle, wash
 
 See Also: baste, humidify, moisturise, moisturize, splash, splosh, sprinkle, wet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mois"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moistened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Moistening}.]
1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree.

         A pipe a little moistened on the inside. --Bacon.

2. To soften by making moist; to make tender.

         It moistened not his executioner's heart with any
         pity.                                 --Fuller.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, paddle, slobber, slop, slosh, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, swash, syringe, water, wet, wet down
 

 

 

 

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