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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Moisture'

Moisture Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    moisture n : wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the window" [syn: wet]
Moisture Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Moisture \Mois"ture\, n. [Cf. OF. moistour, F. moiteur.]
  1. A moderate degree of wetness. --Bacon.
  2. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity. All my body's moisture Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heat. --Shak.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Moisture'

Moisture refers to the presence of a liquid, especially water, often in trace amounts. Small amounts of water may be found, for example, in the air (humidity), in foods, and in various commercial products.

Control of moisture in products can be a vital part of the process of the product. There is a substantial amount of moisture in what seems to be dry matter. Ranging in products from cornflake cereals to washing powders, moisture can play an important role in the final quality of the product. There are two main aspects of concern in moisture control in products: allowing too much moisture or too little of it. For example, adding some water to cornflake cereal, which is sold by weight, reduces costs and prevents it from tasting too dry, but adding too much water can affect the crunchiness of the cereal and the freshness because water content contributes to bacteria growth. Water content of some foods is also manipulated to reduce the number of calories.

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