Definitions for DAMPdæmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dampdæmp(adj.)damp•er, damp•est, n., v. - adj.

  1. slightly wet; moist:

    a damp cellar; a damp towel.

  2. unenthusiastic; dejected; depressed:

    a rather damp reception.

  3. (n.)moisture; humidity; moist air.

  4. a noxious or stifling vapor or gas, esp. in a mine.

  5. depression of spirits; dejection.

  6. a restraining or discouraging force or factor.

  7. (v.t.)to make damp; moisten.

  8. to check or retard the energy, action, etc., of; deaden; dampen.

  9. to stifle or suffocate; extinguish:

    to damp a furnace.

  10. to check or retard the action of (a vibrating string); dull; deaden.

    Category: Music and Dance

  11. to cause a decrease in amplitude of (successive oscillations or waves).

    Category: Physics

Origin of damp:

1300–50; cf. MD damp, MHG dampf vapor, smoke

damp′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damp, dampness, moistness(adj)

    a slight wetness

  2. damp, dampish, moist(verb)

    slightly wet

    "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"

  3. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

  4. damp(verb)

    restrain or discourage

    "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

  5. dampen, deaden, damp(verb)

    make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

    "muffle the message"

  6. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break(verb)

    lessen in force or effect

    "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. damp(adjective)æmp

    slightly, unpleasantly wet

    damp clothing; the dampness of the air

Wiktionary

  1. damp(Noun)

    Moisture; humidity; dampness.

  2. damp(Noun)

    Fog; fogginess; vapor.

  3. damp(Noun)

    Dejection or depression.

  4. damp(Noun)

    A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.

  5. damp(Verb)

    To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth.

  6. damp(Verb)

    To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.

  7. damp(Verb)

    To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).

  8. damp(Adjective)

    Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist.

  9. damp(Adjective)

    Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified.

  10. Origin: Akin to Low German damp, Dutch damp, and Danish damp, German Dampf, Icelandic dampi, Swedish damm, and to German dampf imperative of dimpfen. Also Old English dampen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damp(noun)

    moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor

  2. Damp(noun)

    dejection; depression; cloud of the mind

  3. Damp(noun)

    a gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc

  4. Damp

    being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid

  5. Damp

    dejected; depressed; sunk

  6. Damp(noun)

    to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth

  7. Damp(noun)

    to put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAMP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4838

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DAMP' in Adjectives Frequency: #654


Translations for DAMP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

damp(adjective)

slightly wet

This towel is still damp.

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