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adj. damp·er, damp·est
1. Slightly wet: a damp sponge.
2. Humid: damp air.
3. Archaic Dejected; depressed.
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"


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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.
Second-placed Chepstow won the toss and asked visitors Penarth to bat first on a dampish wicket and the Seasiders made slow progress to 173-4 from their 50 overs.
Smells along these placid tracks are of autumn: dampish earth, resinous pine, cidery orchards, dry-brown leaves and a fleeting suggestion of wet dog.
The town of cheese, chuckles and Tommy Cooper is best summed up by this song (to the tune of Chicago): Caerphilly, Caerphilly, that wonderful town Caerphilly, Caerphilly let's show you around We've got a super-duper castle, a sight to see In Caerphilly, Caerphilly A leaning tower that Cromwell couldn't knock down Our weather is dampish and makes us all sneeze But we beat the freezes with our cheese Caerphilly, Caerphilly our home town.
Now, in her basement studio in one of west Springfield's older neighborhoods - it's an old- fashioned basement, with block walls and wooden support posts and the traditionally dampish subterranean smell - she's making renewed progress on her larger art pieces.
Most of the times, we batted first and initially the wickets was dampish.
But, despite the dampish squib at the end, this was a truly stunning series and one I'll really miss.