Definition of humidify in English:

humidify

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Increase the level of moisture in (air)

    ‘a regulated flow of humidified air’
    • ‘Tabletop humidifiers are good choices for humidifying a small space, such as a nursery or bedroom.’
    • ‘We previously showed that subjects with seasonal allergic rhinitis, out of their allergy season, had a reduced ability to warm and humidify air compared with normal subjects.’
    • ‘Briefly, hot and dry air drawn into the upper level of the atrium is humidified by high-level misters.’
    • ‘The gas was humidified by bubbling through water.’
    • ‘These white, concrete basins collect valuable rainwater, which is distributed to the pools and fountains and is also used to humidify the interior air.’
    • ‘To help combat nosebleeds this winter, make sure you humidify the air in your house.’
    • ‘Using a cool-mist vaporizer to humidify the air may help soothe irritated breathing passages and relieve coughing.’
    • ‘But it may humidify the air in only one room and usually requires frequent filling with water - sometimes a couple of times a day.’
    • ‘Aerosolized saline solution in the inspiratory circuit is used to humidify the inspired air.’
    • ‘One way to humidify the air is with a cool-mist humidifier.’
    • ‘Even if you live in the mountains or desert - habitats usually unfriendly to dust mites - you may have dust mites in your home if you humidify your air.’
    • ‘The curved tail covers the nose while sleeping during extreme temperatures, acting as a filter to warm and humidify the inhaled air.’
    • ‘Continuation of cool, humidified air may also be helpful.’
    • ‘Heat, cool and humidify the area the same as the rest of the house.’
    • ‘As air is inhaled, the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth warm and humidify the air before it enters the lungs.’
    • ‘Move your exercise to a warm, humidified area, such as a pool.’
    • ‘The water bubbler humidified the air to minimize desiccation.’
    • ‘A humidifier can help lower heating bills because humidified air feels warmer.’
    • ‘The conservatories are humidified with rainwater.’
    • ‘Two systems are currently available for warming and humidifying the gases delivered to mechanically ventilated patients.’
    dampen, damp, moisten
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Pronunciation

humidify

/hjʊˈmɪdɪfʌɪ/