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mois·ten

moisten

 
pronunciation:
moI sn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: moistens, moistening, moistened
definition: to make or become slightly wet.
She moistened the rag and washed the car.
synonyms:
dampen
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
soak, water, wet
derivation: moistener (n.)
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The word moisten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.