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Definition of dank

: unpleasantly moist or wet a dank basement

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Other Words from dank

dankly adverb
dankness noun

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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 (such 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

Examples of dank in a Sentence

vegetables tended to go bad quickly in the dank cellar
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First Known Use of dank

1573, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dank

Middle English danke

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28 Sep 2019

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The first known use of dank was in 1573

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English Language Learners Definition of dank

: wet and cold in a way that is unpleasant
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danker; dankest

Kids Definition of dank

: unpleasantly wet or moist a dank cave

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