verb[with object] • rare
- Moisten; make wet.More example sentences
- With this preparation I continued to humect the compost every other evening.
- He ran unto the river Liffey, peeled off his breeches and jumped in, humecting thus his hairy skin.
- It is well known, that, after some days drought, on the falling of rain that humects the earth, there arises a grateful smell.
late Middle English: from Latin humect- , from the verb humectare (see humectant).