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Definitions of damp

  1. deaden ( a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping
  2. a slight wetness
  3. slightly wet; " clothes damp with perspiration"; " a moist breeze"; " eyes moist with tears"
  4. lessen in force or effect; " soften a shock"; " break a fall"
  5. restrain or discourage; " the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
  6. deaden ( a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  7. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
  8. Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
  9. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.
  10. Dejected; depressed; sunk.
  11. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
  12. 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.
  13. Moisture; fog: a poisonous gas sometimes formed in coal mines.
  14. Moist; foggy; humid.
  15. Damply.
  16. Dampness.
  17. Vapor, mist: moist air: lowness of spirits:- pl. dangerous vapors in mines, etc.
  18. To wet slightly: to chill: to discourage: to check: to make dull.
  19. Moist: foggy.
  20. Moisture; moist air.
  21. To moisten; discourage; lessen.
  22. To make moist; dampen; discourage; check.
  23. Somewhat wet; moist.
  24. Clammy; cold.
  25. Moisture; dampness; fog; mist; poisonous gas in mines.
  26. Moist; humid; depressed; chilled.
  27. Moist air; humidity; fog; depression of spirits.
  28. To moisten; to chill: to weaken; to deaden; to check; to discourage Choke- damp, carbonic acid gas. Fire- damp, carburetted hydrogen. See Damps.
  29. In a state between dry and wet; moist; humid.
  30. Moist air; moisture; fog; vapour; depression of spirits; dejection.
  31. To moisten; to make slightly wet; to depress or discourage; to weaken; to check or restrain.

Usage examples for damp

  1. Well, to be sure they are damp. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Unconsciously he put his hand to his forehead, which was damp with the heat of the printing- office which he had just left. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. He was conveyed to New York and there thrown into the Sugar House, and suffered to lie on the damp ground. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  4. It was a damp day, but without rain. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  5. Soon, a damp heat, rising from below, warned the boy that they were approaching the ground, and, a second or two later, the Englishman said quietly: " We are going to hit the trees. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  6. " And I shall never come again except at night," she resolved, breathing deep of the damp, soft air. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  7. Because of white damp! – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  8. And during the day she would run and hide herself in cool, damp places away from the sunshine, and this the other children could not understand. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  9. " Hold some of that damp straw to it. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  10. Yes, and I got it this morning standing out in the damp and chill, watching you out of sight. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  11. Are you afraid of the damp, Father? – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  12. I tell you what, I expect he's got damp, or cold, or something. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. My dear, you are all damp! – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  14. This is a cowld damp place for you, my boy." – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  15. Nance hurried into her coat and went out into the dark, damp hall. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  16. I don't like a damp atmosphere!" – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  17. But I'm quite sure your feet are damp. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  18. Now, Miss Howland, I think you ought to go to your cabin and get off those damp skirts. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  19. Through its deep gloom they race, and the hoofs of the horses fall with a dead sound on the damp bed of leaves below them. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
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