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dew

dew

 
 
pronunciation:
du
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: water droplets that collect, usu. at night, on cool surfaces.
Drops of dew sparkled on the flower petals.
definition 2: a collection of droplets resembling dew.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dewed, dewing, dews
definition: to moisten or become moist with or as with dew.
similar words:
bedew, dampen, moisten, spray, sprinkle
Homophone Note
The words dew, do1, and due sound alike in American English, but have different meanings.