humid

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Borrowed from Old French humide, from Latin humidus, umidus (moist). Via Proto-Indo-European *wegʷ- (wet) related to English weaky.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhjuːmɪd/
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humid (comparative humider, superlative humidest)

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

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