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Another word for mist

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Noun
  1. A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles

    See also:

    clear

Verb
  1. To make dim or indistinct

      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. A darker area in a picture or photograph.
      1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
      2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
      1. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
      2. Clouded over.
      3. Gloomy; melancholy.
      1. Deficient in light; dark:
      2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
      3. Indistinctly heard; faint.
      1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand:
      2. To render indistinct or dim; darken:
      1. Partial or total darkness; dimness:
      2. A partially or totally dark place, area, or location.
      3. An atmosphere of melancholy or depression:
      1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
      2. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
      3. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
      1. The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another.
      2. The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs.
      3. A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light.
      1. Arousing little interest; lacking liveliness; boring:
      2. Not brisk or rapid; sluggish:
      3. Not having a sharp edge or point; blunt:
      1. Lacking in brightness:
      2. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
      3. Lacking luster; dull or subdued:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure:
      2. To make dim, unclear, or cloudy:
      3. To cause to be intellectually indistinguishable:
      1. To blur or redden (the eyes).
      2. To blur; dim.
      3. Bleary.
      1. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
      2. To cause confusion in; muddle.
      1. To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
    See also:

    clear

Another word for mist

Noun
      1. To rain in fine, mistlike droplets; drizzle.
      2. A mistlike rain; a drizzle.
      1. A thin, transparent fabric with a loose open weave, used for curtains and clothing.
      2. A thin, loosely woven surgical dressing, usually made of cotton.
      3. A thin plastic or metal woven mesh.
      1. A thin skin or membrane.
      2. A thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye.
      3. A thin covering or coating:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
      2. A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
      3. A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
      1. Fog that has become mixed and polluted with smoke.
      2. A form of air pollution produced by the photochemical reaction of sunlight with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides that have been released into the atmosphere, especially by automotive emissions.
      1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
      2. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
      3. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
      1. Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.
      2. A partially opaque covering:
      3. A vague or confused state of mind.
      1. Water or other liquid moving in a mass of dispersed droplets, as from a wave.
      2. A moving mass of particles or projectiles:
      3. A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container.
      1. To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops.
      2. To let fall in fine drops or particles:
      3. To moisten with fine drops:
    See also:

    haze

    fog

Verb
      1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
      2. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
      3. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
      1. To rain gently in fine, mistlike drops.
      2. To let fall in fine drops or particles:
      3. To moisten with fine drops:
      1. A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet.
      2. A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky:
      3. An abundant flow; an outpouring:

Synonym Study

  • Smog is applied to a low-lying, perceptible layer of polluted air or to a mixture of fog and smoke sometimes appearing in industrial centers: the first three terms are also used figuratively lost in the mists of the past, a troublesome haze of confusion, in a fog of doubt
  • Fog suggests a greater density of moisture particles than mist , sometimes suggesting a thickness impenetrable by the vision
  • Haze suggests a thin dispersion of smoke, dust, moisture, etc. that makes objects indistinct
  • Mist applies to a visible atmospheric vapor of rather fine density that blurs the vision