mois·ture BrE [ˈmɔɪstʃə(r)]
NAmE [ˈmɔɪstʃər]
noun uncountable
very small drops of water that are present in the air, on a surface or in a substance
the skin's natural moisture
a material that is designed to absorb/retain moisture
Word Origin:
[moisture] late Middle English (denoting moistness): from Old French moistour, from moiste, based on Latin mucidus ‘mouldy’ (influenced by musteus ‘fresh’, from mustum, neuter (used as a noun) of mustus ‘new’).
Example Bank:
Tiles stop moisture from penetrating your walls.
Ventilation helps prevent moisture build-up.
Wind is caused by the sun drawing up moisture from the earth.
the moisture in the soil
Beads of moisture were forming on his forehead.
Sinai limestone is known to retain moisture.
This lotion cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.
Trees need moisture in order to maintain their growth.

WordNet Dictionary:
wetness caused by water
- drops of wet gleamed on the window
Syn: wet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.A moderate degree of wetness.
2.That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.
All my body's moisture
Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heat.

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