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