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Pronunciation: (mist), [key]
n.
1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog.
2. a cloud of particles resembling this: She sprayed a mist of perfume onto her handkerchief.
3. something that dims, obscures, or blurs: the mist of ignorance.
4. a haze before the eyes that dims the vision: a mist of tears.
5. a suspension of a liquid in a gas.
6. a drink of liquor served over cracked ice.
7. a fine spray produced by a vaporizer to add moisture to the air for breathing.

v.i.
1. to become misty.
2. to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It was misting when they went out for lunch.

v.t.
1. to make misty.
2. to spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.

mist.




(in prescriptions) a mixture.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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