moisture

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moist +‎ -ure

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moisture (uncountable)

  1. A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
  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. -William Shakespeare
  3. (medicine) Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment

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