What is another word for moisten?

Pronunciation: [mˈɔ͡ɪstən] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the word "moisten" which we can use in our daily language. Some of these useful words are dampen, wet, humidify, soak, saturate, and drench. Each of these synonymous terms describes the process of making something moist or slightly wet. For example, if we want to describe the process of making a sponge wet, we could say that we moistened it. Alternatively, we could say that we dampened, saturated, or soaked the sponge, all of which would convey the same meaning. Whether we say moisten or any of its synonyms, the key idea is to add moisture to something and make it more humid or wet.

Synonyms for Moisten:

What are the hypernyms for Moisten?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Moisten?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for moisten (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for moisten?

Moisten refers to the act of making something damp, wet or slightly wet. The antonym of moisten is dry. To dry something is to remove moisture from it, leading to a lack of dampness. Another antonym is dehydrate, which means to remove water completely, leading to a state of complete dryness. Some other synonyms for dry include arid, parched, and desiccated. Conversely, some antonyms for moisten also include drown, deluge, and soak. These words refer to saturating something with a large amount of moisture, completely opposite to moistening, which just adds a small amount of dampness.

What are the antonyms for Moisten?

Usage examples for Moisten

moisten with egg well beaten.
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Myrtle Reed
If too dry, moisten with cream, milk, or water.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
If too dry, moisten with a little milk or cream.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed

Famous quotes with Moisten

  • And Her Concoction shall be sweet in our mixed mouths, the Sacrament that giveth thanks to Aiwaz, our Lord God the Devil, that He hath fused His Beast's soul with His Scarlet Whore's, to be One Soul completed, that It may set His image in the Temple of Man, and thrust His Will's rod over them and rule them. And that imperléd sea, dark with that oozy shore-mud which it washed, shall wash us, body and mind, of all that is not He, moisten our throats and loosen our loud Song of praise, Thanksgiving unto Him.
    Aleister Crowley

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