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1 containing or characterized by an uncomfortable amount of moisture
  • The damp air made 85 degrees feel like 105.
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2 slightly or moderately wet
  • Marks can usually be removed with a damp cloth.
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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

damp

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the amount of water suspended in the air in tiny droplets
  • We bought a dehumidifier for the basement when the damp down there began causing mold to grow.
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1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality
  • He refused to let the setbacks damp his drive for success.
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2 to make or become slightly or moderately wet
  • Damp the shirt slightly before ironing it.
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3 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
  • Nothing seemed to damp their love for the home team.
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