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The Collaborative International Dictionary
humidify

humidify \humidify\ v. t. to render (gases, especially air) humid or to increase the moisture content of; as, We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house.

Syn: moisturize, make humid, make more humid.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
humidify

1884; see humid + -fy. Related: Humidified; humidifying. Earlier was humify (1650s).

Wiktionary
humidify

vb. To increase the humidity in the air.

WordNet
humidify
  1. v. make (more) humid; "We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house" [syn: moisturize, moisturise] [ant: dehumidify]

  2. [also: humidified]

Usage examples of "humidify".

It is a contained, soggy madness, which does little more than humidify the dry, unspoken grief we all feel.

He took care to breathe solely through his nose, letting his vast nasal cavities humidify and warm the crisp air before it was drawn into his lungs.

The original reason had been to humidify cold air before it was drawn into the sensitive tissues of the lungs.

But his smile did nothing to ease the nervous tension which crackled like electricity in the cool, humidified atmosphere of the locked, soundproofed room.

Some of the residential allotments are going up in the world too: they are getting gentrified, humidified, marbleized.

The IV was gone, but she was still connected by tubes to the humidified air supply, the catheter bag, the feeding pump.

Then they were both a bit embarrassed and both pretended that something was irritating their throats and they had to cough and pay attention to their breathing for a while, even though the air in the little submarine was filtered and humidified and perfectly clean.

But his smile did nothing to ease the nervous tension which crackled like electricity in the cool, humidified atmosphere of the locked, soundproofed room.

He’d been treated with IV steroids and bronchodilators as well as humidified air and bed rest.

He promptly thrust one leg far out, flipped up the lid of the radiator cover, and emptied the cup into the humidifying pan below.

Stumbling to and fro among them, weighed down by the humidifying equipment that kept him alive if not entirely comfortable, he noted their sideways stares and heard their murmurings of disapproval.

It also had its own auxiliary heat and humidifying source to make sure it, too, stayed at the proper temperature and humidity.

That facility and this attic featured museum-quality heating and humidifying systems to ensure the least possible deterioration of the items in the collection.

He took care to breathe solely through his nose, letting his vast nasal cavities humidify and warm the crisp air before it was drawn into his lungs.

Not only do I want to continue giving you IV steroids, but I want you breathing humidified, clean, nonirritating air.