Definition of humid in US English:



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

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