, (Ṣ, A, MA, Mṣb, Ḳ,) aor. رَطُبَ; (Ḳ;) and رَطِبَ, aor. رَطَبَ; (Ḳ;) inf. n. رُطُوبَةٌ (Ṣ, A, MA, Mṣb, Ḳ) of the former verb (Ṣ, A, Mṣb) and رَطَابَةٌ [also of the former verb]; (MA, Ḳ;) It (a thing, Ṣ, Mṣb) was, or became, the contr. of what is termed يَا بِس (Ṣ, Mṣb, Ḳ) and جَافّ; i. e., (Mṣb,) it was, or became, moist, humid, succulent, sappy, or juicy: (A, MA, Mṣb:) or soft, or tender, to chew: (A:) [and fresh, or green; agreeably with the Pers. explanation, تَرْشُدْ, in the MA: and supple, pliant, or flexible: all meanings well known, of frequent occurrence, and implied in the first of the explanations above, and in explanations of رَطْبٌ and رَطِيبٌ:] and soft, or tender, said of a branch, or twig, and of plumage, &c.: (Ḳ:) [and ↓ترطّب, as used in the L in art. عقد, &c., signifies the same.] رُطُوبَةٌ [used as a simple subst.] signifies A quality necessarily involving facility of assuming shape and of separation and of conjunction. (KT.)―
[Hence, رَطُبَتْ said of a girl, (assumed tropical:) She was, or became, sappy, or supple; and soft, or tender: and رَطُبَ said of a boy, (assumed tropical:) He was, or became, sappy, or soft, or supple; and femininely soft or supple: see رَطْبٌ, below.―
Hence also,] رَطُبَ لِسَانِى بِذِكْرِكَ and ↓ترطّب (tropical:) [My tongue has become supple by mentioning thee; i. e., has been much occupied by mentioning thee: a well-known phrase: (see also 2:) it may also be used as meaning my tongue has become refreshed (lit. moistened) by mentioning thee]. (A.) And خُذْ مَا رَطُبَتْ بِهِ يَدَاكَ (tropical:) [Take that by means of the frequent handling of which thy hands have become supple]; meaning, what thou hast found to be profitable, or useful. (A.)―
See also 4, in two places.
رَطِبَ, aor. رَطَبَ, He spoke what he had in his mind, right and wrong, or correct and erroneous. (Ḳ, TA.)
رَطَبَ, (aor. رَطُبَ, A,) inf. n. رَطْبٌ, (A'Obeyd, Ṣ, A, Ḳ) and رُطُوبٌ, (A'Obeyd, Ṣ, Ḳ,) He fed a horse (or similar beast, Ḳ) with [the trefoil called] رَطْبَة [q. v.]. (A'Obeyd, Ṣ, A, Ḳ.)―
See also 2.