[ UK /mˈɔ‍ɪstən/ ]
[ US /ˈmɔɪsən/ ]
  1. make moist
    The dew moistened the meadows
  2. moisten with fine drops
    drizzle the meat with melted butter
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How To Use moisten In A Sentence

  • She looked at him, eyes moistened still, and her face struggled between smile and surprise.
  • I lick my lips trying to moisten my mouth a bit and speak.
  • Washed spodium (tutty?) mixed with grease, and not of a thinner consistence than dough, is to be carefully triturated, and moistened with the juice of unripe raisins; and having dried in the sun, moisten until it is of the consistence of an ointment. On Regimen In Acute Diseases
  • Using elevated food bowls or feeding dry food that contains citric acid as a preservative may also contribute risk increases if kibble containing citric acid is moistened, some experts say. Pet Talk: Some dogs predisposed to deadly bloating
  • The cutter lay like a log on the water, the reef-points rattling on the main-sail like a shower of small shot; and, every time he heard the sound, the man at the helm would raise his eyes aloft, and, fixing them steadily on the gaff-topsail for a minute or two, turn round and scan the horizon; and then, walking to the quarter, moisten his forefinger in his mouth, and hold it above his head. A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition
  • Then he carefully applies a pre-moistened piece of etching paper to the plate.
  • His eyes began to moisten and all he could manage was a crackly, ‘We should talk for a while?’
  • He nervously moistened his lips with his tongue.
  • Blinking produces tears that can help moisten and lubricate your eyes.
  • The anesthetic drops also serve to moisten the corneal surface area, which promotes suction ring adhesion.
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