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moisten (v.)

"make moist or damp," 1570s, from moist + -en (1). Related: Moistened; moistening. The earlier verb was simply moist (mid-14c.), from Old French moistir.

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Definitions of moisten from WordNet

moisten (v.)
make moist;
The dew moistened the meadows
Synonyms: wash / dampen
moisten (v.)
moisten with fine drops;
Synonyms: drizzle
From wordnet.princeton.edu