humid

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From Old French humide, from Latin humidus, correctly umidus(moist), from humere, correctly umere(to be moist), akin to ūvēns(moist), ūvidus, ūdus(moist); all from Proto-Indo-European *wegʷ-, *wogʷ-(wet). Cognate with Old Norse vǫkr(moist, damp, wet), Scots wak(moist, damp, wetness, moisture), English weaky(moist, wet). More at weaky.

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humid ‎(comparative humider, superlative humidest)

  1. Containing perceptible moisture (usually describing air or atmosphere); damp; moist; somewhat wet or watery
    humid earth
    1667 - John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667)
    Evening cloud, or humid bow.

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