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mistnoun [C or U]

us   uk   /mɪst/
B2 thin fog produced by very small drops of water collecting in the air just above an area of ground or water: The mountain villages seem to be permanently shrouded in mist. The early-morning mist soon lifted/cleared.
a thin layer of liquid on the surface of something that makes it difficult to see: UK There's always a mist on the bathroom mirror/windows when I've had a shower. Through a mist of tears, I watched his train pull out of the station.

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mistnoun [C/U]

us   /mɪst/
a light rain or a collection of very small drops of water in the air that is like a fog: [C] In the mornings, a mist covered the surface of the lake.
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Translations of “mist”
in Korean 안개…
in Arabic ضَباب…
in Malaysian kabus…
in French brume…
in Russian туман, дымка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薄霧, 水汽,水蒸氣…
in Italian foschia…
in Turkish pus, sis…
in Polish mgła…
in Spanish neblina, niebla…
in Vietnamese sương mù…
in Portuguese nevoeiro, cerração…
in Thai หมอก…
in German der Nebel…
in Catalan boirina…
in Japanese 霧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薄雾, 水汽,水蒸气…
in Indonesian kabut…
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