Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MOISTEN

Pronunciation:  'moysun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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