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adj. dank·er, dank·est
Disagreeably damp or humid: a dank cave.

[Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

dank′ly adv.
dank′ness n.
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Noun1.dankness - unpleasant wetness
damp, dampness, moistness - a slight wetness
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