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damp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. 1 containing or characterized by an uncomfortable amount of moisture the damp air made 85 degrees feel like 105 Synonyms of damp humid, muggy, sticky, sultryWords Related to damp steamy, summerlike, summery, sweltering, torrid; semitropical (also semitropic), subhumid, subtropical (also subtropic), tropic, tropical; close, heavy, oppressive, smothering, stifling, stuffy, suffocating; clammy, dank, moist; awash, bathed, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, washed, watered, waterlogged, watery, wetNear Antonyms of damp bracing, cool, crisp, fresh, invigorating, refreshing; arid, baked, burned (or burnt), dehydrated, desert, droughty, dusty, parched, scorched, seared, semiarid, sere (also sear), sunbaked, thirsty, waterlessAntonyms of damp dry

  2. 2 slightly or moderately wet marks can usually be removed with a damp cloth Synonyms of damp moist, dampish, dank, wettishWords Related to damp semimoist; dewy, misty; clammy; humid, muggy, sticky; sultry, summery, sweltering, torrid, tropical; awash, bathed, doused (also dowsed), drenched, dripping, saturate, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, steeped, washed, watered, waterlogged, water-soakedNear Antonyms of damp arid, dry, waterless; baked, bone-dry, burned (or burnt), dehydrated, desert, droughty, dusty, parched, scorched, seared, sere (also sear), sunbaked; hyperarid, ultradry; waterproof, water-repellent, water-resistant, watertight

Synonym Discussion of damp

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

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. 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 Synonyms of damp moisture, dampness, humidity, moistnessWords Related to damp mugginess, stickiness, stuffiness; sultriness; clamminess, dankness, soddenness, sogginess, wetnessNear Antonyms of damp aridity, dehumidification, dehydration, dryness


damp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of damp

  1. 1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality refused to let the setbacks damp his drive for success Synonyms of damp castrate, dehydrate, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyWords Related to damp burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of damp arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms of damp brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify

  2. 2 to make or become slightly or moderately wet damp the shirt slightly before ironing it Synonyms of damp bedew, moisten, dampenWords Related to damp bathe, lave; douse (also dowse), drench, impregnate, saturate, soak, souse, steep, wash, water, wet; humidify; dip, dunk, immerge, immerse; flush, irrigate, rinse, sluice; refresh, rehydrate, remoistenNear Antonyms of damp dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, parch, scorch, searAntonyms of damp dry

  3. 3 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling nothing seemed to damp the unwelcome attentions of her suitor Synonyms of damp benumb, blunt, cauterize, dull, dampen, deaden, numbWords Related to damp muffle, mute, tone (down); decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue; debilitate, enfeeble, weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten; abate, moderateNear Antonyms of damp amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms of damp sharpen, whet



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