Definition of humid in English:



  • Marked by a relatively high level of water vapor in the atmosphere.

    ‘a hot and humid day’
    • ‘They occur as humid air twists upwards from warm sea water into cooler air above.’
    • ‘It was very hot out, and humid as well, so the cool water that embraced her was a relief.’
    • ‘It was one of those heavy, humid evenings when you never quite know whether it will pour or the sun will break through.’
    • ‘We might need to move them later, but at least they're now out of the hot and humid atmosphere of the sun room.’
    • ‘The weather has been very hot today, almost too hot in that it is sticky and very humid.’
    • ‘The rainy season is over, with its dull, monotonous grey skies and unpleasant humid rain.’
    • ‘This has brought warm and humid southerly winds, while high above the UK the air is relatively cold.’
    • ‘Create a humid atmosphere for house plants by lining the bath with capillary matting.’
    • ‘It must be used soon after it is made, as it rapidly softens and becomes sticky, especially in humid weather.’
    • ‘Less humid climates coincide with low sea levels and warm / humid climates with high sea levels.’
    • ‘Last year at the same time the temperature in Korea was in the high 80s and it was very humid and sticky.’
    • ‘Because if it is, then I can confirm that it's not just relatively humid, but very humid.’
    • ‘Angry shouts and cries filled the humid air, already heavy with a strong saturation of blood.’
    • ‘It's been hot and humid today, with sunshine powerful enough to burn unprotected skin.’
    • ‘I put them in a clear plastic bag to give them a humid atmosphere, and that seems to have helped.’
    • ‘The southern swamplands have the lowest rainfall but are humid and oppressive all year.’
    • ‘His comeback was interrupted by the humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur which sparked an electrical storm.’
    • ‘It was an inhospitable house: cold and damp in the winter, humid in the summer.’
    • ‘In humid environments, the soil may become saturated and rainfall cannot enter the ground surface.’
    • ‘Try placing a bowl of water in the room to make it more humid which can relieve a cough.’
    muggy, close, sultry, sticky, steamy, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, soupy, heavy, fuggy, like a turkish bath, like a sauna
    damp, dank, moist, wet, misty
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Late Middle English: from French humide or Latin humidus, from humere be moist.