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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Mist


MIST, noun [Latin mixtus, mistus, from misceo, to mix.]

1. Water falling in very numerous, but fine and almost imperceptible drops.

A mist is a multitude of small but solid globules, which therefore descend.

2. That which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

His passion cast a mist before his sense.

MIST, verb transitive To cloud; to cover with vapor.