Definition of moisture in US English:

moisture

noun

  • Water or other liquid diffused in a small quantity as vapor, within a solid, or condensed on a surface.

    • ‘Still there is the chance of more rain and moisture laden air on Tuesday and Wednesday.’
    • ‘Is it acceptable that many inks smear with even the slightest amount of moisture or grease from the fingertips?’
    • ‘Lions can survive for long periods without water, obtaining moisture from prey and plants.’
    • ‘As we grow older, we all lose collagen, and therefore moisture from our skin.’
    • ‘I hauled myself out of the water and scraped excess moisture off with the blades of my hands.’
    • ‘In other areas, it is usually slowed by water moisture in the atmosphere.’
    • ‘A careful note is kept of temperatures and moisture content and the process is adjusted as necessary.’
    • ‘Loosen the surface of the soil to allow moisture to soak in, then water well.’
    • ‘Two kernels per spike were collected for determination of dry weight and moisture content.’
    • ‘They keep for a long time, because of their low moisture content, but eventually turn powdery.’
    • ‘This chart underestimates the amount of moisture in the upper surface of the soil.’
    • ‘As the air rises it cools and the moisture contained within it condenses into clouds and eventually it rains.’
    • ‘The quickest and easiest way to conserve moisture in the garden is by cultivating.’
    • ‘Do not apply sealant to a damp wall, as it will trap moisture in, causing further problems.’
    • ‘Soil differences are usually related to changes in soil moisture and availability of water.’
    • ‘Arums will grow in sun or shade but do best in a cool leafy soil that retains moisture yet doesn't become water logged.’
    • ‘Place them on a plate or a towel and salt liberally to draw out excess moisture.’
    • ‘Dew can give everything around you a cover of moisture, making it look as if light rain has fallen.’
    • ‘It is likely that settlement is due to the variation in moisture content in the soil.’
    • ‘As the place fills up, the extra moisture in the air condenses on the roof.’
    wetness, wet, water, liquid, condensation, steam, vapour, dampness, damp, humidity, clamminess, mugginess, dankness, wateriness
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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting moistness): from Old French moistour, from moiste (see moist).

Pronunciation

moisture

/ˈmɔɪstʃər//ˈmoisCHər/