bead, drop
absorb, draw, draw in, draw up, wick (esp. AmE), wick away (esp. AmE)

Wind is caused by the sun drawing up moisture from the earth.

conserve, hold, hold in, retain, trap
get in, penetrate sth

Tiles stop moisture from penetrating your walls.

content, level

Ventilation helps prevent moisture build-up.

moisture in

the moisture in the soil

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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