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moist

moist

 
 
pronunciation:
moIst
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: somewhat wet; damp.
His skin was moist with sweat.She wiped the baby's face with a moist napkin.
synonyms:
damp
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
clammy, dank, sodden, soggy, sopping
definition 2: characterized by or associated with moisture or high humidity.
These plants grow in a moist climate.
synonyms:
humid
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
clammy, dewy, foggy, hazy, misty, muggy, rainy, steamy, wet
definition 3: having a pleasing or proper amount of wetness or dampness.
This is a delicious, moist cake.
antonyms:
dry
definition 4: of the eyes, wet with tears.
Her eyes were moist as she held her baby.
synonyms:
tearful, teary
similar words:
damp, wet
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derivations: moistly (adj.), moistness (n.)