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Mist Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mist n : a thin fog with condensation near the ground v
  1. become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over" [syn: mist over]
  2. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud]
  3. spray finely or cover with mist
Mist Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mist \Mist\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misted; p. pr. & vb. n. Misting.] To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim. --Shak.
Mist Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mist \Mist\, v. i. To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
Mist Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mist \Mist\ (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[=i]gan to make water, Icel. m[=i]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. ? to make water, ? mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[hand]gha cloud. [root]10
  1. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.]
  2. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
  3. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.
  4. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden. Mist flower (Bot.), a composite plant (Eupatorium c[oe]lestinum}), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Mist'


Mist is a phenomenon of small droplets suspended in air. It can occur as part of natural weather or volcanic activity, and is common in cold air above warmer water, in exhaled air in the cold, and in a steam room of a sauna. It can also be created artificially with aerosol canisters if the humidity conditions are right.

The only difference between mist and fog is visibility

Religious connotations are associated with mist in some cultures; it is used as a metaphor in 2 Peter 2:17.

Mist makes a beam of light visible from the side via refraction and reflection on the suspended water droplets.

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