moisten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moist +‎ -en.

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To make moist or moister.
  2. (intransitive) To become moist or moister.

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Adjective[edit]

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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