from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A substance that promotes retention of moisture.
- adj. Promoting retention of moisture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any substance that promotes the retention of water, especially one used to keep a food product moist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Diluent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moistening; diluent.
- n. A substance regarded as tending to increase the fluidity of the blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist
From Latin hūmectāns, hūmectānt-, present participle of hūmectāre, to moisten, from hūmectus, moist, from hūmēre, to be moist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)