Definition of "damp" []

  • Slightly wet. See Synonyms at wet. (adjective)
  • Archaic Dejected. (adjective)
  • Moisture in the air; humidity. (noun)
  • Foul or poisonous gas that sometimes pollutes the air in coal mines. (noun)
  • Lowness of spirits; depression. (noun)
  • Slightly wet, as from dew, steam, etc (adjective)

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  • Dejected (adjective)
  • Slight wetness; moisture; humidity (noun)
  • Rank air or poisonous gas, esp in a mine (noun)
  • A discouragement; damper (noun)
  • Dejection (noun)
  • To make slightly wet (verb)
  • To stifle or deaden (verb)
  • To reduce the flow of air to (a fire) to make it burn more slowly or to extinguish it (verb)
  • To reduce the amplitude of (an oscillation or wave) (verb)
  • To muffle (the sound of an instrument) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "damp" in a sentence
  • "Microwave corn on the cob peeled and wrapped in damp paper towels for 90 seconds."
  • "Molds thrive in damp areas with decaying materials."
  • "It also means crouching in damp sand at playgrounds and wiping snotty noses and shitty bums and worrying constantly about whether or not you remembered to restock the diaper bag and, also, refill your Ativan prescription."