b. the expression of this in speech, writing, or action
6. any fluid or fluidlike substance of the body; blood, lymph, bile, etc.
⇒ the aqueous humor
8. to act in agreement with the nature of; adapt oneself to
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Word origin of 'humor'
ME < OFr < L humor, umor
, moisture, fluid, akin to umere
, to be moist < IE base *wegw-
, moist, moisten, wake2
, Gr hygros
, moist, fluid, Du wak