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One entry found for moist.
Main Entry: moist
Pronunciation: primarystressmodotist
Function: adjective
1 : slightly or moderately wet <moist earth>
2 : characterized by high humidity
- moistĚly adverb
- moistĚness /primarystressmodotis(t)-nschwas/ noun
synonyms MOIST, DAMP, DANK mean somewhat wet. MOIST suggests a wetness that is just noticeable <grass just moist with dew>. DAMP suggests that something is wet to the point where it is disagreeable to touch <those clothes are too damp to wear>. DANK suggests a cold unpleasant wetness that may be unwholesome <a dank cellar>.

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