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On a mass scale, that process creates so-called “flying rivers” that moisten the air and generate rainfall.

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Terror moistened my stare and Lara’s hand squeezed mine, trying to calm my fears with her support.

Beyond that, according to the EPA, just find a shady, dry spot for your bin, and moisten dry materials before you add them to the heap.

Use water to moisten the edge of the bottom crust where it contacts each strip, then tuck the overhang under the bottom crust edge, pressing down to seal it.

Using a rubber spatula, gently stir to ensure all the sugar is moistened.

Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.

Context: The Shakespearean actor allegedly said this to a nurse who, when attempting to moisten his lips, misfired.

As a result, it felt like an add-on, meant to artificially moisten another otherwise dry address.

He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.

Tears moisten his eyes and roll down his sunken cheeks as he takes it from my hand.

During the other part of the year there is not the least rain or snow to moisten the earth.

Moisten with two spoonfuls of stock, a bouquet garni, two bayleaves and a clove, pepper and salt to taste.

"Morrison," said the man, licking with his tongue to moisten his lips.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moisten, such as: dampen, drench, rinse, saturate, soak, and sprinkle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.