mist

mist
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fog, haze, vapor, drizzle. See cloudiness, moisture.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. drizzle, spray, haze, fog, smog, vapor, cloud, film, gauze, fine rain, mizzle*; see also fog 1 , haze .
Syn.- mist applies to a visible atmospheric vapor of rather fine density that blurs the vision; haze suggests a thin dispersion of smoke, dust, moisture, etc. that makes objects indistinct; fog suggests a greater density of moisture particles than mist , sometimes suggesting a thickness impenetrable by the vision; smog is applied to a low-lying, perceptible layer of polluted air or to a mixture of fog and smoke sometimes appearing in industrial centers: the first three terms are also used figuratively [ lost in the mists of the past, a troublesome haze of confusion, in a fog of doubt ] v.
Syn. shower, drizzle, fog; see mizzle , rain .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
vapor, fog, drizzle, fine rain, cloud, steam, spray, brume, moisture, haze, smog. see cloud, fog, rain
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles: brume, fog, haze, murk, smaze. See CLEAR. II verb To make dim or indistinct: becloud, bedim, befog, blear, blur, cloud, dim, dull, eclipse, fog, gloom, obfuscate, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadow. See CLEAR.

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