dampish


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dampish - slightly wetdampish - 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"
Translations

dampish

[ˈdæmpɪʃ] ADJalgo húmedo

dampish

adjetwas feucht
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Bob did look dampish, inasmuch as the rain was streaming from his neck, elbows, cuffs, skirts, and knees; and his whole apparel shone so with the wet, that it might have been mistaken for a full suit of prepared oilskin.
But with the dampish wickets and all that, he hasn't really had a good run to start with.
It had looked like a good toss to win as a dampish pitch seamed and then turned.
The unusual roof and back end design creates an airflow which spatters the car's rear, and, on a dampish day, meant almost full-time use of the back w i pe r.
A Met Office spokesman said yesterday: "It will get slightly warmer with dampish weather from Wednesday into Friday, but then it will be cold again and set in for the Christmas period.
In fact, they relish similar conditions, well-nourished, dampish soil in sun or semi-shade.
His height and the bounce he got from a dampish Oval pitch were too good for Jonathan Batty, who started off Surrey's procession until Azhar made his impact.