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moisture

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moist +‎ -ure

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moisture (usually uncountable, plural moistures)

  1. A moderate degree of wetness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.
    All my body’s moisture Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heat. -William Shakespeare
  3. (medicine) Skin moisture noted as dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment.

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