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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mist \mist\ (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[imac]gan to make water, Icel. m[imac]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, Gr. 'omichei^n to make water, 'omi`chlh mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[=e]gha cloud. [root]102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.] 1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog. [1913 Webster] 2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. [1913 Webster] His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Mist flower (Bot.), a composite plant (Eupatorium coelestinum), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States. [1913 Webster]