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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
2. Fluid Matter
2. Specific Fluids
 
339. Moisture.
 
  
NOUN:MOISTURE; moistness &c. adj.; humidity, humectation; madefaction [obs.], dew; serein [F.]; marsh [See Marsh].
  hygrometry, hygrometer.
  
VERB:MOISTEN, wet; humect or humectate [rare]; sponge, damp, bedew; imbue, imbrue, infiltrate, saturate; soak, sodden, seethe, sop, dampen; drench (water) [See Water].
  BE MOIST &c. adj.; not have a dry thread; perspire (exude) [See Egress].
  
ADJECTIVE:MOIST, damp; watery [See Water]; madid [now rare], undried, humid, wet, dank, muggy, dewy; roric; roriferous, rorifluent [both rare], roral [obs.], rorid [obs.]; roscid [rare]; juicy.
  SATURATED &c. v.; wringing wet; wet through, wet to the skin.
  SODDEN, swashy [dial.], soppy, soggy, dabbled; reeking, dripping, soaking, droukit [Scot.], soft, sloppy, muddy; swampy (marshy) [See Marsh]; irriguous.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Honest water, which ne’er left man i’ the mire.—Timon of Athens
  2. My lips were wet, my throat was cold, My garments all were dank.—Coleridge

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