Use the word "moist" for situations and areas where there is a small amount of water:
- Linda doesn’t want her skin to feel too dry, so she keeps her hands moist with hand lotion.
- It rained last night. The ground is still moist.
- My forehead feels moist because I’m sweating a little.
- This cake isn’t very moist. It’s too dry.
- Brian’s car seat is a little moist because he left the window open last night and it rained.
- Someone must have just taken a shower because this towel is moist.
The noun form of "moist" is "moisture."
- There’s a lot of moisture in the air this morning. That’s why it’s so foggy.
- Too much moisture in your basement might create conditions for mold to form.
- Moisture inside an old refrigerator freezer can create ice, and then the freezer needs to be defrosted.
The skin of a frog has to stay moist.
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This page was first published on February 2, 2012.