Definitions for dampness

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. damp, dampness, moistness(noun)

    a slight wetness


  1. dampness(Noun)

    Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.

  2. dampness(Noun)

    Degree to which something is damp or moist

    The dampness in the writing paper caused the ink to spread and smudge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dampness(noun)

    moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness

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slight wetness.

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