moisir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mŭcēre, from Latin mūcēre, from mūcus. For the regular phonetic evolution of -ēre > -ir after palatal -c-, see also gésir, loisir, plaisir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

moisir

  1. (ergative) (to cause) to go mouldy
  2. (informal) to hang around, to gather dust

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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