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damp

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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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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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damp

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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 the unwelcome attentions of her suitor
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