1. Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air. "Moist eyes."

2. Fresh, or new. "Shoes full moist and new." "A draught of moist and corny ale."

Origin: OE. Moiste, OF. Moiste, F. Moite, fr. L. Muccidus, for mucidus, moldy, musty. Cf. Mucus, Mucid.

(01 Mar 1998)

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