moiste

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French moiste, of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

moiste (plural and weak singular moiste, comparative moister, superlative moistest)

  1. damp, wet, soaked
  2. moist, dampened
  3. (of liquids) watery, diluted
  4. (rare) immature, fresh
Usage notes[edit]

This term is used as a technical term in alchemy and medicine.

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Descendants[edit]
  • English: moist
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Noun[edit]

moiste (uncountable)

  1. moistness, dampness
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

moiste

  1. Alternative form of moisten

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a cross between Vulgar Latin *mucidus (from Latin mūcidus) and forms of *mustum; cf. *mustidus.

Adjective[edit]

moiste m (oblique and nominative feminine singular moiste)

  1. damp; wet; clammy; moist

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