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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.
  • n. The state or quality of being damp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
  • n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity.
  • n. Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A moderate degree of wetness.
  • n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Diffused and sensible wetness; fluid diffused or exuding; damp.
  • n. Liquid.
  • To moisten; wet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wetness caused by water

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from moiste, moist; see moist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
moist +‎ -ure (Wiktionary)

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