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[n] a thin fog with condensation near the ground
[v] become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over"
[v] spray finely or cover with mist
[v] make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"

Misc. Definitions

\Mist\ (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[=i]gan to make water, Icel. m[=i]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. ? to make water, ? mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[hand]gha cloud. [root]10
2. Cf. {Misle}, {Mizzle}, {Mixen}.]
1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.
3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden. {Mist flower} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Eupatorium c[oe]lestinum}), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States.
\Mist\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misting}.] To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim. --Shak.
\Mist\, v. i. To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

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