Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of humect in English:
verb[with object] rare
Moisten; make wet.
- 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).
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