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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 humid, muggy, sticky, sultryRelated Words 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 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 dry

  2. 2 slightly or moderately wet marks can usually be removed with a damp cloth Synonyms moist, dampish, dank, wettishRelated Words 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 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


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 moisture, dampness, humidity, moistnessRelated Words mugginess, stickiness, stuffiness; sultriness; clamminess, dankness, soddenness, sogginess, wetnessNear Antonyms 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 castrate, dehydrate, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyRelated Words burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms 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 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 bedew, moisten, dampenRelated Words 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 dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, parch, scorch, searAntonyms dry

  3. 3 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling nothing seemed to damp the unwelcome attentions of her suitor Synonyms benumb, blunt, cauterize, dull, dampen, deaden, numbRelated Words 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 amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms sharpen, whet


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