Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
moisten

mois·ten

moisten

pronunciation:
moI sn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: moistened, moistening, moistens
definition: to make or become slightly wet.
She moistened the rag and washed the car.
synonyms:
dampen
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
soak, water, wet
derivation: moistener (n.)
Word Parts
The word moisten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.