Definition of moisture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɔɪstʃə/


[mass noun]
Water or other liquid diffused in a small quantity as vapour, within a solid, or condensed on a surface: the air was constantly heavy with moisture [as modifier]: in freshly felled wood the moisture content varies
More example sentences
  • As the place fills up, the extra moisture in the air condenses on the roof.
  • As the air rises it cools and the moisture contained within it condenses into clouds and eventually it rains.
  • In other areas, it is usually slowed by water moisture in the atmosphere.
wetness, wet, water, liquid, condensation, steam, vapour, dampness, damp, humidity, clamminess, mugginess, dankness, wateriness;
rain, dew, drizzle, precipitation, spray;
perspiration, sweat



Example sentences
  • Adam breathed deeply of the moistureless, high-altitude air and felt a familiar, if long absent soreness in his throat and his sinus.
  • In dry caves, preservation is often excellent, due to moistureless air and limited bacterial activity.
  • Along the road were mud bricks put together in the shape of small houses to dry in the hot and moistureless desert climate.


Late Middle English (denoting moistness): from Old French moistour, from moiste (see moist).

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