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  1. mist
    IPA[mist]
  2. noun

    • 1. a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface limiting visibility, but to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1.5 miles (1 km):

      the peaks were shrouded in mist a mist rose out of the river
    • 2. a condensed vapor settling in fine droplets on a surface:

      a breeze cooled the mist of perspiration that had dampened her temples
    • 3. a haze or film over the eyes, especially caused by tears, and resulting in blurred vision:

      Ruth saw most of the scene through a mist of tears
    • 4. used in reference to something that blurs one's perceptions or memory:

      Sardinia's origins are lost in the mists of time

    verb

    • 1. cover or become covered with mist:

      the windows were misted up with condensation the glass was beginning to mist up
    • 2. (of a person's eyes) become covered with a film of tears causing blurred vision:

      her eyes misted at this heroic image
    • 3. spray (something, especially a plant) with a fine cloud of water droplets.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: mist, plural noun: mists

    • v.: verb: mist, 3rd person present: mists, gerund or present participle: misting, past tense: misted, past participle: misted

    • noun

      a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility (to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1 km):

      a condensed vapour settling in fine droplets on a surface:

    • verb

      cover or become covered with mist:

      (of a person's eyes) become covered with a film of tears causing blurred vision:

    • noun

      a thick drizzly mist of a kind common in the Scottish Highlands.
    • noun

      used in reference to a fit of extreme anger that temporarily clouds a person's judgement:
    • noun

      a Mediterranean plant of the buttercup family, that bears blue flowers surrounded by delicate threadlike green bracts, giving a hazy appearance to the flowers.
    • noun

      a Mediterranean plant of the buttercup family, that bears blue flowers surrounded by delicate threadlike green bracts, giving a hazy appearance to the flowers.
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