a) to make more moist
b) to make more humid
Syn: moisten, moisturise, humidify

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  • moisturize — (v.) 1945, from MOISTURE (Cf. moisture) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Moisturized; moisturizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • moisturize — (Amer.) mois·tur·ize || mɔɪstʃəraɪz v. make moist; add moisturizer (also moisturise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moisturize — (also moisturise) ► VERB ▪ make (something, especially skin) less dry …   English terms dictionary

  • moisturize — [mois′chərīz΄] vt., vi. moisturized, moisturizing to add, provide, or restore moisture to (the skin, air, etc.) moisturizer n …   English World dictionary

  • Moisturize — To dampen; to replenish lost liquid; to add vapor; to humidify. Moisturize usually suggests that the thing receiving liquid is made slightly wet, but is not saturated. Over the counter (OTC) skin lotions contain ingredients that moisturize dry… …   Medical dictionary

  • moisturize — UK [ˈmɔɪstʃəraɪz] / US [ˈmɔɪstʃəˌraɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms moisturize : present tense I/you/we/they moisturize he/she/it moisturizes present participle moisturizing past tense moisturized past participle moisturized to make… …   English dictionary

  • moisturize — /moys cheuh ruyz /, v., moisturized, moisturizing. v.t. 1. to add or restore moisture to (something): to moisturize one s skin with lotion; to moisturize air. v.i. 2. to make something moist; counteract a dry condition with moisture: a skin cream …   Universalium

  • moisturize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1945 to add moisture to < moisturize the air > < a cream that moisturizes the skin > • moisturizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moisturize — verb Moisturize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑skin …   Collocations dictionary

  • moisturize — mois|tur|ize also moisturise BrE [ˈmɔıstʃəraız] v [I and T] 1.) to make your skin less dry by using special cream ▪ You should cleanse, tone and moisturize every day for healthy looking skin. 2.) moisturizing cream/lotion/oil etc cream, oil etc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moisturize — [[t]mɔ͟ɪstʃəraɪz[/t]] moisturizes, moisturizing, moisturized VERB If you moisturize your skin, you rub cream into it to make it softer. If a cream moisturizes your skin, it makes it softer. [V n] ...products to moisturise, protect and firm your… …   English dictionary

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