Damp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dæmp|  American pronunciation of the word damp
Brit.  |dæmp|  British pronunciation of the word damp


- a slight wetness (syn: dampness, moistness)


- deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping (syn: dampen, dull, muffle, mute)
- restrain or discourage
- make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible (syn: dampen, deaden)
- lessen in force or effect (syn: break, dampen, soften, weaken)


- slightly wet(syn: dampish, moist)


The boxes were left outside in the damp.

His hands were damped with sweat.

...refused to let the setbacks damp his drive for success...

Wipe up the mess with a damp cloth.

Her forehead was damp with perspiration.

My hair's still damp from the rain.

The rain overnight on Sunday helped to damp down the fire.

Wipe the leather with a damp cloth.

Damp had stained the walls.

Are you sure you won't catch a cold? It's very damp.

the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere

The basement's damp walls were covered with mildew.

His austere and basically humble personality imposes a curious damp propriety upon his memorial.

The mists crept upward chill and damp.

The mud walls ran down with damp.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: damp
he/she/it: damps
present participle: damping
past tense: damped
past participle: damped
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