September 08, 2013
humid (adjective)
\HYOO-mid\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: damp, moist
How do you use it?
"The day had the softness of early spring; but the weather was gray and humid." (Henry James, _The American_)
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"Humid," "moist," "damp," and "dank" mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. "Humid" applies to water in the form of vapor that is in the air, as in "a hot, humid climate." "Moist" applies to what is slightly wet or not felt as dry, as in "keep the soil moist" or "the cake was moist and delicious." "Damp" implies slight wetness and sometimes suggests an unpleasant amount of moisture, as in "the towels are still damp" or "the cottage felt damp after the rain." "Dank" implies dampness that is very disagreeable or unhealthy, as in "the cellar was cold and dank."
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