mistless, adj.
/mist/, n.
1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog.
2. a cloud of particles resembling this: She sprayed a mist of perfume onto her handkerchief.
3. something that dims, obscures, or blurs: the mist of ignorance.
4. a haze before the eyes that dims the vision: a mist of tears.
5. a suspension of a liquid in a gas.
6. a drink of liquor served over cracked ice.
7. a fine spray produced by a vaporizer to add moisture to the air for breathing.
8. to become misty.
9. to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It was misting when they went out for lunch.
10. to make misty.
11. to spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.
[bef. 900; (n.) ME, OE; c. D, LG, Sw mist; akin to Gk omíchle fog, Russ mgla mist, Skt megha cloud; (v.) ME misten, OE mistian, deriv. of the n.]
Syn. 3, 4. See cloud.

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      suspension in the atmosphere of very tiny water droplets (50–200 microns in diameter) or wet hygroscopic particles that reduces horizontal visibility to 1 km (0.6 mile) or more; if the visibility is reduced below 1 km, the suspension is called a fog. Mist appears to cover the landscape with a thin, grayish veil. In the United States the term mist is sometimes used loosely to designate a drizzle, a very light precipitation composed of small water droplets (200–500 microns in diameter) falling to the ground. In Scotland and parts of England, a combination of thick mist or fog and heavy drizzle is called Scotch mist.

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