[ US /ˈdæmp/ ]
[ UK /dˈæmp/ ]
  1. slightly wet
    a moist breeze
    clothes damp with perspiration
    eyes moist with tears
  1. a slight wetness
  1. lessen in force or effect
    soften a shock
    break a fall
  2. restrain or discourage
    the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere
  3. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  4. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    muffle the message
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How To Use damp In A Sentence

  • The air smells like moist potting soil, the skin of potatoes… the damp chalk of limestone.
  • She damped her cloth before cleaning the windows.
  • Of course, you would expect it to be damp in those parts of the Highlands which the Camanachd Association holds as its fiefdom and indeed shinty has suffered in recent weeks with matches being cancelled due to unplayable pitches.
  • He carefully draped it over Ramirez, and soon the warmth from the luxuriant fur stilled his chattering teeth and banished the damp.
  • This was slightly dampened by the fact that we actually know this guy.
  • They have innumerable beautiful, barefoot children, live in low-slung, thatched, whitewashed cottages, and their climate is often cool, damp and misty.
  • The whole atmosphere was joyful and peaceful even in damp miserable conditions.
  • Keep the seeds in warm, damp conditions to encourage germination.
  • The cooperative transport in a two-dimensional system of hard balls is studied, which is underdamped and under the deterministically flashing ratchet potential.
  • Wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
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