moisten

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From moist +‎ -en.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɔɪsən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪsən

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moisten (third-person singular simple present moistens, present participle moistening, simple past and past participle moistened)

  1. (transitive) To make moist or moister.
    She put on some lip balm to moisten her lips.
  2. (intransitive) To become moist or moister.
    Honey, I'm moistening, come over and gimme some good loving!

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moisten

  1. Genitive plural form of moinen.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From moiste +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

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moisten

  1. to moisten (make moister)
  2. to supply or provide with moisture.
  3. (rare) to invigorate; to enliven.
  4. (rare) to become moist or moister.

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  • English: moist (obsolete as a verb)

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