a brown, melanin-tinted mixture of polymers, found in lignite, peat, and soils, where it acts as a cation exchange agent: used in drilling fluids and inks.
/ˈhjuːmɪˌkəʊl/ noun 1. (rare) any plant that thrives on humus
[hyoo-mik-uh-luh s or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɪk ə ləs or, often, yu-/ adjective, Biology. 1. of or relating to organisms that live in or on soil.
[hyoo-mid or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mɪd or, often, ˈyu-/ adjective 1. containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate. /ˈhjuːmɪd/ adjective 1. moist; damp: a humid day adj. early 15c., from Old French humide or directly from Latin humidus “moist, wet,” variant (probably by influence of humus […]
/ˈhjuːmɪˌdɛks/ noun 1. (Canadian) a scale indicating the levels of heat and humidity in current weather conditions