Definition of Damp

1. Noun. A slight wetness.

Exact synonyms: Dampness, Moistness
Generic synonyms: Wetness
Specialized synonyms: Clamminess, Dankness, Rawness
Derivative terms: Moist

2. Verb. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.
Exact synonyms: Dampen, Dull, Muffle, Mute, Tone Down
Generic synonyms: Soften
Derivative terms: Damper, Muffler, Muffler, Mute

3. Adjective. Slightly wet. "Eyes moist with tears"
Exact synonyms: Dampish, Moist
Similar to: Wet
Derivative terms: Dampness, Moistness

4. Verb. Restrain or discourage. "The sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
Generic synonyms: Check, Contain, Control, Curb, Hold, Hold In, Moderate
Derivative terms: Damper

5. Verb. Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible. "Muffle the message"
Exact synonyms: Dampen, Deaden
Generic synonyms: Break, Dampen, Soften, Weaken
Derivative terms: Damper

6. Verb. Lessen in force or effect. "Break a fall"
Exact synonyms: Break, Dampen, Soften, Weaken
Generic synonyms: Blunt, Deaden
Specialized synonyms: Deafen, Dampen, Deaden
Derivative terms: Damper, Weakener

Definition of Damp

1. n. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.

2. a. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.

3. v. i. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.

Definition of Damp

1. Abbreviation. '''D'''eficits in '''A'''ttention, '''M'''otor coordination and '''P'''erception. ¹

2. Adjective. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified. ¹

4. Noun. Moisture; humidity; dampness. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) Fog; fogginess; vapor. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic) Dejection or depression. ¹

7. Noun. (archaic mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc. ¹

8. Verb. (archaic) To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth. ¹

9. Verb. (archaic) 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. ¹

10. Verb. To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy). ¹

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Definition of Damp

1. moist [adj DAMPER, DAMPEST] / to lessen in intensity [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: moist

Medical Definition of Damp

1. 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. "Night . . . With black air Accompanied, with damps and dreadful gloom." (Milton) 2. Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind. "Even now, while thus I stand blest in thy presence, A secret damp of grief comes o'er my soul." (Addison) "It must have thrown a damp over your autumn excursion." (J. D. Forbes) 3. A gaseous prodact, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc. Choke damp, a damp consisting principally of carboni acid gas; so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic. Damp sheet, a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas. Fire damp, a damp consisting chiefly of light carbureted hydrogen; so called from its tendence to explode when mixed with atmospheric air and brought into contact with flame. Origin: Akin to LG, D, & Dan. Damp vapor, steam, fog, G. Dampf, Icel. Dampi, Sw. Damb dust, and to MNG. Dimpfen to smoke, imp. Dampf. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Damp

damnum absque injuria
damp (current term)
damp-proof course
damp course
damp down
damp off
damp proofing
damp squib
damp squibs
damp squid
damp squids

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