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 more humid, superlative most humid)

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

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