mist

mist
1 noun
1 (C, U) a light cloud low over the ground that makes it difficult for you to see very far: We could just see the outline of the house through the mist.
—compare fog 1 (1)
2 (singular) air that is filled with very small drops of a particular liquid: a treatment for asthma in the form of an aerosol mist
3 lost in the mists of time if something such as a fact or secret is lost in the mists of time, no one remembers it because it happened so long ago: The real reasons for the war are now lost in the mists of time.
2 verb (T) to cover something with very small drops of liquid in order to keep it wet: The plant has to be misted every day. mist over phrasal verb (I)
1 if someone's eyes mist over, they become filled with tears: His eyes misted over at the memory of his wife.
2 to mist up
mist up phrasal verb (I, T) if a piece of glass mists up or if something mists it up, it becomes covered with very small drops of water so that you cannot see through it: I can't see where I'm going, the windows have misted up.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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