Pronunciation: dămp
n.1.Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
2.Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
It must have thrown a damp over your autumn excursion.
- J. D. Forbes.
3.(Mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.
Choke damp
a damp consisting principally of carbonic acid gas; - so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
Damp sheet
a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas.
Fire damp
a damp consisting chiefly of light carbureted hydrogen; - so called from its tendence to explode when mixed with atmospheric air and brought into contact with flame.
a.1.Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.
O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear.
- Dryden.
2.Dejected; depressed; sunk.
v. i.1.To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
[imp. & p. p. Damped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Damping.]
2.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.
Noun1.damp - a slight wetness
Synonyms: dampness, moistness
Verb1.damp - deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
2.damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
3.damp - make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
Synonyms: deaden, dampen
4.damp - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
Synonyms: soften, weaken, dampen, break
Adj.1.damp - slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
Synonyms: dampish, moist
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-- Damp --
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Damp off
Damp sheet
damp-proof course
damper block
damping off
damping off fungus
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