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damp

 (dămp)
adj. damp·er, damp·est
1. Slightly wet: a damp sponge.
2. Humid: damp air.
3. Archaic Dejected; depressed.
n.
1.
a. Moisture in the air; humidity: Come in out of the damp.
b. Moisture that lies or has condensed on something: "I saw the damp lying on the bare hedges and spare grass" (Charles Dickens).
2. Foul or poisonous gas that sometimes pollutes the air in coal mines.
3. Archaic
a. Lowness of spirits; depression: "An angry or sorrowful [countenance] throws a sudden damp upon me" (David Hume).
b. A restraint or check; a discouragement: "The issue of arms was so slow as to throw a great damp upon volunteering" (James Franck Bright).
tr.v. damped, damp·ing, damps
1. To make damp or moist; moisten.
2. To suppress or extinguish (a fire) by reducing or cutting off air.
3. To restrain or check; discourage: news that damped our enthusiasm.
4. Music To slow or stop the vibrations of (the strings of a keyboard instrument) with a damper.
5. Physics To decrease the amplitude of (an oscillating system).
Phrasal Verb:
damp off Botany
To be affected by damping off.

[Middle English, poison gas, perhaps from Middle Dutch, vapor.]

damp′ish adj.
damp′ly adv.
damp′ness n.

damp

(dæmp)
adj
1. slightly wet, as from dew, steam, etc
2. archaic dejected
n
3. slight wetness; moisture; humidity
4. (Mining & Quarrying) rank air or poisonous gas, esp in a mine. See also firedamp
5. a discouragement; damper
6. archaic dejection
vb (tr)
7. to make slightly wet
8. (often foll by down) to stifle or deaden: to damp one's ardour.
9. (often foll by down) to reduce the flow of air to (a fire) to make it burn more slowly or to extinguish it
10. (General Physics) physics to reduce the amplitude of (an oscillation or wave)
11. (Instruments) music to muffle (the sound of an instrument)
[C14: from Middle Low German damp steam; related to Old High German demphen to cause to steam]
ˈdampish adj
ˈdamply adv
ˈdampness n

damp

(dæmp)

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.
n.
3. 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.
v.t.
7. 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.
11. to cause a decrease in amplitude of (successive oscillations or waves).
[1300–50; compare Middle Dutch damp, Middle High German dampf vapor, smoke]
damp′ish, adj.
damp′ly, adv.
damp′ness, n.

damp

- The noun first meant "vapor, steam," or "smoke"—especially that which was harmful or noxious.
See also related terms for vapor.

damp


Past participle: damped
Gerund: damping

Imperative
damp
damp
Present
I damp
you damp
he/she/it damps
we damp
you damp
they damp
Preterite
I damped
you damped
he/she/it damped
we damped
you damped
they damped
Present Continuous
I am damping
you are damping
he/she/it is damping
we are damping
you are damping
they are damping
Present Perfect
I have damped
you have damped
he/she/it has damped
we have damped
you have damped
they have damped
Past Continuous
I was damping
you were damping
he/she/it was damping
we were damping
you were damping
they were damping
Past Perfect
I had damped
you had damped
he/she/it had damped
we had damped
you had damped
they had damped
Future
I will damp
you will damp
he/she/it will damp
we will damp
you will damp
they will damp
Future Perfect
I will have damped
you will have damped
he/she/it will have damped
we will have damped
you will have damped
they will have damped
Future Continuous
I will be damping
you will be damping
he/she/it will be damping
we will be damping
you will be damping
they will be damping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been damping
you have been damping
he/she/it has been damping
we have been damping
you have been damping
they have been damping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been damping
you will have been damping
he/she/it will have been damping
we will have been damping
you will have been damping
they will have been damping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been damping
you had been damping
he/she/it had been damping
we had been damping
you had been damping
they had been damping
Conditional
I would damp
you would damp
he/she/it would damp
we would damp
you would damp
they would damp
Past Conditional
I would have damped
you would have damped
he/she/it would have damped
we would have damped
you would have damped
they would have damped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damp - a slight wetnessdamp - a slight wetness      
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"
clamminess, dankness - unpleasant wetness
rawness - a chilly dampness; "the rawness of the midnight air"
Verb1.damp - deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrappingdamp - deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
soften - make (images or sounds) soft or softer
2.damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
3.damp - make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
soften, damp, weaken, dampen, break - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
4.damp - lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
blunt, deaden - make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
deafen - make soundproof; "deafen a room"
deaden, damp, dampen - make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
Adj.1.damp - slightly wetdamp - slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

damp

adjective
1. moist, wet, dripping, soggy, humid, sodden, dank, sopping, clammy, dewy, muggy, drizzly, vaporous She wiped the table with a damp cloth. damp weather
moist dry, arid, watertight
noun
1. moisture, liquid, humidity, drizzle, dew, dampness, wetness, dankness, clamminess, mugginess There was damp everywhere in the house.
moisture dryness, aridity
verb
1. moisten, wet, soak, dampen, lick, moisturize, humidify She damped a hand towel and laid it across her head.
damp something down curb, reduce, check, cool, moderate, dash, chill, dull, diminish, discourage, restrain, inhibit, stifle, allay, deaden, pour cold water on He tried to damp down his panic.

damp

adjective
Slightly wet:
Translations
رَطْبرُطوبَهنَدِيّ
vlhkývlhkost
fugtigfugt
kosteakosteuskostuttaasammuttaatukahduttaa
vlažan
rakirakur
湿気のある
축축한
atlėgtidrėgmėdrėgnasdrėgnumasdrėkinti
drēgnsdrēgnumsmitrsmitrums
vlažen
dämpafuktig
ชื้น
nemlinemli, rutubetlirutubetrutubetlinem
ẩm ướt

damp

[dæmp]
A. ADJ (damper (compar) (dampest (superl))) [house, air, skin, grass] → húmedo
wipe with a damp clothlímpielo con un trapo húmedo
damp conditions are the worst enemy of old manuscriptsla humedad es el peor enemigo de los manuscritos
it smells damp in hereaquí huele a humedad or a húmedo
a damp patchuna mancha de humedad
to be a damp squib the concert was a bit of a damp squibel concierto fue decepcionante, nos llevamos un chasco con el concierto
B. N (also dampness) → humedad f
see also rising D
C. VT
1. (= moisten) → humedecer
2. = dampen 2
3. (= deaden) [+ sounds] → amortiguar; [+ vibration] → mitigar
D. CPD damp course Naislante m hidrófugo
damp down VT + ADV [+ fire] → sofocar

damp

[ˈdæmp]
adj [towel, cloth, clothes] → humide; [hair] → humide; [air] → humide
nhumidité f
vt
(= dampen) [+ cloth, rag] → humecter
(= diminish) [+ enthusiasm] → refroidir
to damp sb's spirits → décourager qn
damp down
vt (= quell) [+ emotion] → calmer; [+ argument, crisis] → calmer, dédramatiserdamp course (British) nbarrière f d'étanchéité

damp

adj (+er)feucht; a damp smellein modriger Geruch; a damp squib (fig)ein Reinfall m
n
(= dampness)Feuchtigkeit f
(Min) (= chokedamp)Schlagwetter nt; (= firedamp)Grubengas nt
vt
(fig) enthusiasm etcdämpfen
sounds, vibrationsdämpfen; (also damp down) fireersticken

damp

[dæmp]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → umido/a
damp with perspiration → madido/a di sudore
that was a damp squib (fam) → è stato un vero fiasco
2. n (dampness) → umidità, umido
3. vt = dampen
damp down vt (fire) → coprire

damp

(dӕmp) adjective
slightly wet. This towel is still damp.
noun
slight wetness, especially in the air. The walls were brown with (the) damp.
ˈdampen verb
1. to make damp.
2. to make or become less fierce or strong (interest etc). The rain dampened everyone's enthusiasm considerably.
ˈdamper noun
1. something which lessens the strength of enthusiasm, interest etc. Her presence cast a damper on the proceedings.
2. a movable plate for controlling the draught eg in a stove.
ˈdampness noun
slight wetness.
damp down
1. to make (a fire) burn more slowly.
2. to reduce, make less strong. He was trying to damp down their enthusiasm.

damp

نَدِيّ vlhký fugtig feucht υγρός húmedo kostea humide vlažan umido 湿気のある 축축한 vochtig fuktig wilgotny húmido, úmido сырой fuktig ชื้น nemli ẩm ướt 潮湿的

damp

a. húmedo-a.

damp

adj húmedo, mojado
References in classic literature ?
It seemed quite fairylike to Jo, as she went up and down the walks, enjoying the blooming walls on either side, the soft light, the damp sweet air, and the wonderful vines and trees that hung about her, while her new friend cut the finest flowers till his hands were full.
In the morning he wiped the boards with a damp cloth and stood them upright behind the dining room door.
It did, indeed, look cheerful in contrast to the damp and dark jungle all about.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
According to the orders of the preceding night, the heavy sleep of the army was broken by the rolling of the warning drums, whose rattling echoes were heard issuing, on the damp morning air, out of every vista of the woods, just as day began to draw the shaggy outlines of some tall pines of the vicinity, on the opening brightness of a soft and cloudless eastern sky.
The place was damp, the air acrid with the smell of stale tobacco juice, and foul with the presence of many unwashed humans.
In this damp weather it is awful, I wake up in the night and find it hanging over me.
In another moment the stranger had reached their side, dripping as if rained upon, mopping his damp curls and handsome bearded face with his linen coat, as he threw himself pantingly on the ground.
A few more footsteps to and fro; and here, at last,--with another pitiful sigh, like a gust of chill, damp wind out of a long-closed vault, the door of which has accidentally been set, ajar--here comes Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon
My companion still demurred: the storm of the night and the early morning had dropped, but the afternoon was damp and gray.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.