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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Musty \Mus"ty\, a. [Compar. Mustier; superl. Mustiest.] [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. Must, n., Moist.] 1. Having the rank, pungent, offensive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books. --Harvey. [1913 Webster] 2. Spoiled by age; rank; stale. [1913 Webster] The proverb is somewhat musty. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Dull; heavy; spiritless. "That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation." --Addison. [1913 Webster]