Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make or become moist.

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Usage examples "moisten":

  1. Moisten the dried mud again. - "Lessons on Soil", E. J. Russell.
  2. The manner of using them is to moisten, with water, the spots on the cloth, rubbing the ball over, and leaving it to dry in the sun. - "Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets", Daniel Young.
  3. And, left alone, he would draw up the rough sheets over his head, with gaunt clutching fingers, and weep, though sometimes no tears came to moisten his haggard, staring eyes. - "The Dop Doctor", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.