humectation definition

  • noun:
    • A moistening.
    • A moistening.
    • The act of moistening, wetting, or watering.
    • In medicine: The preparing of a medicine by steeping it for a time in water, so that you can soften and moisten it, to cleanse it, to avoid its subtile components from becoming dissipated in grinding, or the love.
    • the effective use of moistening treatments.
    • just like edema, 1.

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