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moisten

moisten(
moy
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sihn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to dampen)
a. humedecer
Moisten a cloth with turpentine and rub down the surface of the wood.Humedece un trapo con aguarrás y frota la superficie de la madera.
b. humedecerse
Irene moistened her lips, wondering how on earth she was going to explain.Irene se humedeció los labios preguntándose cómo demonios se iba a explicar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to become damp)
a. humedecerse
Carl's voice broke with emotion and his eyes moistened as he told the story.A Carl se le quebró la voz de emoción y se le humedecieron los ojos al relatar lo sucedido.
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moisten
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. humedecer
moisten [ˈmɔɪsn]
transitive verb
(wet) humedecer; mojar
to moisten one's lips humedecerse los labios; moisten with olive oil imprégnese de aceite de oliva
intransitive verb
humedecerse; mojarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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