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Definition of mist verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mist
    he / she / it mists
    past simple misted
    -ing form misting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] mist (something) (up) mist (over) when something such as glass mists or is misted, it becomes covered with very small drops of water, so that it is impossible to see through it The windows were misted up with condensation. As he came in from the cold, his glasses misted up.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] if your eyes mist, they fill with tears mist (over/up) Her eyes misted over as she listened to the speech. mist something (up) Tears misted his eyes.
  3. 3[transitive] mist something to spray the leaves of a plant with very small drops of water
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