moistness, dampness, damp
n. a slight wetness
damp, deaden, dampen
v. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
tone down, dampen, damp, dull, mute, muffle
v. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
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moist, dampish, damp
adj. slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
v. weaken or destroy in spirit or body; "His resistance was broken"; "a man broken by the terrible experience of near-death"
v. crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
break, interrupt
v. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
v. make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
tone down, tame, moderate
v. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
jimmy, lever, prize, prise, pry
v. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
pipe down, quiet down, quiesce, quieten, quiet, hush
v. become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
bedewed, dewy
adj. wet with dew
adj. sprinkled over; "glistening grass besprent with raindrops"
sloughy, waterlogged, swampy, squashy, soggy, sloppy, quaggy, muddy, mucky, miry, marshy, boggy
adj. (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
adj. containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor; "humid air"; "humid weather"
soppy, sodden
adj. wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes"
adj. having liquid falling in drops; "in the dripping fog"; "the scene where he is singing in the rain in dripping clothes"; "there was little shelter under the dripping trees"
adj. wet with mist; "the misty evening"
hydrous, hydrated
adj. containing combined water (especially water of crystallization as in a hydrate)
steamy, steaming
adj. filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; "a steaming kettle"; "steamy towels"
sweaty, perspiring
adj. being wet with perspiration; "the perspiring runners"; "his sweating face"; "sweaty clothes"
watery, reeking
adj. wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck"
showery, rainy
adj. (of weather) wet by periods of rain; "showery weather"; "rainy days"
waterlogged, soggy
adj. (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
adj. moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body; "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"
adj. still wet or moist
adj. filled with water; "watery soil"
dry, prohibitionist
n. a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
wake up, arouse, rouse, waken, wake, awaken
v. cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
invigorate, quicken
v. give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
adj. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
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