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dank

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adjective \ˈdaŋk\

Simple Definition of dank

  • : wet and cold in a way that is unpleasant

Full Definition of dank

  1. :  unpleasantly moist or wet <a dank basement>

dank·ly adverb
dank·ness noun

Examples of dank

  1. <vegetables tended to go bad quickly in the dank cellar>



Origin of dank

Middle English danke


First Known Use: 1573

Synonym Discussion of dank

wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (as paint) not yet dry <slipped on the wet pavement>. damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture <clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place>. dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness <a prisoner in a cold, dank cell>. moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry <treat the injury with moist heat>. humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air <a hot, humid climate>.

DANK Defined for Kids

dank

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adjective \ˈdaŋk\

Definition of dank

dank·erdank·est

  1. :  unpleasantly wet or moist <a dank cave>





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