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damp Explained

damp at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dæmp]

damp at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

attested from 1316, probably in O.E., but no record of it. If not, probably from M.L.G. damp; ult. from P.Gmc. *dampaz. Originally "a noxious vapor;" sense of "moisture" is first attested 1706. Damper of a piano is from 1783; of a chimney, 1788; either or both of which led to various fig. senses. ///

damp at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Middle Low German]//
1 slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way: --Wipe the leather with a damp cloth.// --a cold, damp day//
2 damp squib: BrE informal something that is intended to be exciting, effective etc, but which is disappointing// -- dampness n [U] // -- damply adv // ----------// WORD CHOICE: damp, moist, humid // Use damp especially to say that something is slightly wet in an unpleasant way : The room was cold and damp. // Use moist to say that something is slightly wet in a pleasant way or in the way it should be : She took a mouthful of the delicious moist cake. | rich, moist soil // Use humid to talk about the weather or the air when it is slightly wet and makes you feel uncomfortable : the hot humid atmosphere of a greenhouse // ----------//
damp 2 n [U] BrE water in walls or in the air that causes things to be slightly wet// --Damp had stained the walls.//
damp 3 v [T] to dampen something// damp down [damp sth → down] phr v// to make a fire burn more slowly, often by covering it with ash//

damp at Danish => English Of Explained:

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damp at Danish => English Of Explained:

in, tin canblindbrig

damp at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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damp at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

ycop

damp at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

357 Moby Thesaurus words for "damp":
abate, abridge, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, afterdamp, allay,
alleviate, antiknock, arrest, asperge, asphyxiate, assimilate to,
assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, baffler, balance,
bank the fire, beat down, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, blackdamp,
blow out, blunt, bogginess, boggy, bottle up, break the fall,
breath, cast down, censor, chasten, check, chill, choke, choke off,
chokedamp, clamminess, clammy, clamp down on, cloud, cold water,
compress, constrain, control, cool, cork, cork up, countercheck,
crack down on, cramp, crepehanger, cripple, crush, curb, curtail,
cushion, cut, cut back, cut down, dabble, dam up, damp down,
dampen, dampen the spirits, dampener, damper, dampish, dampness,
dank, darken, dash, de-emphasize, deaden, deafen, debilitate,
decrease, deduct, deflate, deflect, deject, delay, depreciate,
depress, detain, deter, determent, deterrent, devitalize, dew,
dewiness, dewy, diminish, disaffect, discourage, discouragement,
dishearten, disincline, disinterest, dispirit, distract, divert,
douche, douse, downgrade, downplay, drenched, drown, dull,
effluvium, enervate, enfeeble, equalize, equilibrize, even,
eviscerate, exhalation, exhaust, extenuate, extinguish, exudation,
fenny, fetid air, firedamp, flatten, flatus, fluid, fogginess,
fume, gag, gruel, harmonize, hinder, hold back, hold down,
hold in check, hold up, homogenize, hose, hose down, humect,
humectate, humectation, humid, humidify, humidity, humor,
hushcloth, impede, indispose, inhibit, intercept, interfere,
intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, irrigate, jump on, keep back,
keep down, keep in check, keep under, keep within bounds, kill,
killjoy, knock down, lay, lay low, lenify, lessen, level, lighten,
lower, lower the spirits, make uniform, malaria, marshiness,
marshy, meddle, mephitis, miasma, mistiness, misty, mitigate,
moderate, modulate, moist, moisten, moistiness, moistness,
moisture, muffle, muffler, muggy, mute, muzzle, neutralize,
normalize, obtund, offset, oppose, oppress, out, paddle, palliate,
pare, pessimist, play down, pour water on, press down,
puff of smoke, put down, put off, put out, quash, quell, quench,
quietener, rainfall, raininess, rainy, rattle, reduce,
reduce the temperature, reek, regularize, regulate, repel, repress,
resist, restrain, retard, retrench, roll back, roric, sadden, sap,
saturated, scale down, scotch, set back, shake, shake up, shorten,
show consideration, show mercy, show pity, showeriness,
shut down on, silence, silence cloth, silencer, simplify, sink,
sit down on, sit on, slack, slacken, slobber, slop, slosh,
slow down, smash, smoke, smooth, smother, smudge, snub, snuff,
snuff out, soaked, soaking, sober, sober down, soddenness,
soft pedal, soft-pedal, soften, soften the blow, soften up,
sogginess, soggy, soppiness, sordine, sordino,
sound-absorbing material, soundproofing, soundproofing insulation,
sourdine, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, spoilsport, sponge,
spray, sprinkle, squash, squelch, stabilize, stamp out, stanch,
standardize, steam, steamy, step down, stereotype, sticky, stifle,
stop, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, swampiness,
swampy, swash, symmetrize, syringe, tacky, take from, tame, temper,
throttle, tone down, tune down, turn aside, turn away, turn from,
turn off, unbrace, undermine, underplay, undried, uniformize,
unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, vapor, volatile, water,
water vapor, wateriness, weaken, wean from, weigh heavy upon,
weigh upon, wet, wet blanket, wet down, wetness, wettish,
wettishness

damp at Danish => English Of Explained:

ochthonous marine organis

damp at Dutch => English Of Explained:

damp [dɑmp]
smoke
fume
fog, mist
steam, vapor, vapour

damp at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Moisture): moisten, wet, sponge, dampen, bedew, imbue, saturate, soak, drench saturated, soggy.

[V] (Extinguishing): extinguish, damp, slack, quench, smother, put out, stamp out, douse, snuff, snuff out, blow out.

damp at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, verb
adjective (damper, dampest) slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant:
The cottage was cold and damp. * It feels damp in here. * damp clothes * Wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
damply adverb (rare):
The blouse clung damply to her skin.
IDIOMS
a damp squib (BrE, informal) an event that is disappointing because it is not as exciting or impressive as expected:
The celebrations were a bit of a damp squib.
noun [U] (BrE) the state of being damp; areas on a wall, etc. that are damp:
The old house smells of damp. * Those marks above the window look like damp to me.
verb [VN] (rare) = DAMPEN:
She damped a towel and wrapped it round his leg.
PHRASAL VERBS
damp down sth to make an emotion or a feeling less strong
damp sth<->down to make a fire burn more slowly or stop burning

Damp at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Damp \Damp\, a. [Compar. {Damper}; superl. {Dampest}.]
1. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet;
moist; humid.

O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear.
--Dryden.

2. Dejected; depressed; sunk. [R.]

All these and more came flocking, but with looks
Downcast and damp. --Milton.

Damp \Damp\ (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor,
steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG.
dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.]
1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.

Night . . . with black air Accompanied, with damps
and dreadful gloom. --Milton.

2. Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.

Even now, while thus I stand blest in thy presence,
A secret damp of grief comes o'er my soul.
--Addison.

It must have thrown a damp over your autumn
excursion. --J. D.
Forbes.

3. (Mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old
wells, pints, etc.

{Choke damp}, a damp consisting principally of carbonic acid
gas; -- so called from its extinguishing flame and animal
life. See {Carbonic acid}, under {Carbonic}.

{Damp sheet}, a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air
currents and prevent accumulation of gas.

{Fire damp}, a damp consisting chiefly of light carbureted
hydrogen; -- so called from its tendence to explode when
mixed with atmospheric air and brought into contact with
flame.

Damp \Damp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Damped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Damping}.] [OE. dampen to choke, suffocate. See {Damp}, n.]
1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately
wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.

2. To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to
cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make
dull; to weaken; to discourage. ``To damp your tender
hopes.'' --Akenside.

Usury dulls and damps all industries, improvements,
and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring
if it were not for this slug. --Bacon.

How many a day has been damped and darkened by an
angry word! --Sir J.
Lubbock.

The failure of his enterprise damped the spirit of
the soldiers. --Macaulay.

damp at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

damp
adj : slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist
breeze"; "eyes moist with tears" [syn: {dampish}, {moist}]

damp
n : a slight wetness [syn: {dampness}, {moistness}]

damp
v 1: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping [syn: {muffle},
{mute}, {dull}, {dampen}, {tone down}]
2: restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the
joyous atmosphere"
3: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible;
"muffle the message" [syn: {dampen}, {deaden}]
4: lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
[syn: {dampen}, {soften}, {weaken}, {break}]

damp at Sanskrit => English (Monier-Williams) Of Explained:

Damp

1[ Damp ] cl. 10. Ā. , v.l. for √ [ Dap ]

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damp at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=damp (disambiguation)|damp

Etymology

Akin to Low German Inter: term » damp|lang=osx, Dutch Inter: term » damp|lang=nl, and Danish Inter: term » damp||vapor, steam, fog|lang-da, German Inter: term » Dampf|lang=de, Icelandic Inter: term » dampi|lang=is, Swedish Inter: term » damm||dust|lang=sv, and to German Inter: term » dampf||lang=de imperative of Inter: term » dimpfen||to smoke|lang=de. Also Old English Inter: term » dampen||to choke, suffocate|lang=ang.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » dămp, Inter: IPA » /dæmp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /d{mp/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-damp.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » æmp

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » damper|dampest


  • Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist.
    1. :* O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear - Category: w - :John Dryden|John Dryden
    2. : The lawn was still damp so we decided not to sit down.
    3. : The paint is still damp, so please dont touch it.''
    4. Inter: obsolet » e Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified.
    5. :* 1667, All these and more came flocking; but with looks / Down cast and damp - John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 522-3

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Being in a state between dry and wet

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|влажен|tr=vlážen|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|潮濕|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|潮湿|tr=cháoshi|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|濕潤|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|湿润|tr=shīlùn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vlhký
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|klam
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kostea
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|humide, Inter: t+ » fr|moite, Inter: t+ » fr|mouillé|m, Inter: t+ » fr|mouillée|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ნოტიო|tr=notio|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|feucht
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|umidità, Inter: t+ » it|umido

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|湿っぽい|tr=しめっぽい, shimeppoi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|湿る|tr=しめった, shimetta|alt=湿った|sc=Jpan
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|mucre|m|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wilgotny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|úmido|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|влажный|tr=vlážnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|сырой|tr=syrój|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|húmedo
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fuktig
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|nemli, rutubetli
    • ǃXóõ: Inter: tø » nmn|ǁn̥âʻm


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Dejected
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|унил, Inter: t+ » bg|потиснат


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * dampen
    • dampness

      See also

      * Category: Appendix:Word formation verb -en noun -ness -

      Noun

      Inter: en-noun » s|-


  • Moisture; humidity; dampness.
    1. Inter: archai » c Fog; fogginess; vapor.
    2. :* Night . . . with black air Accompanied, with damps and dreadful gloom. - Category: w - :John Milton|John Milton
    3. Inter: archai » c Dejection or depression.
    4. :* Even now, while thus I stand blest in thy presence, A secret damp of grief comes o'er my soul. - Category: w - :Joseph Addison|Joseph Addison
    5. :* It must have thrown a damp over your autumn excursion. - Category: w - :James David Forbes|James David Forbes
    6. Inter: archaic » mining A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Moisture

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|влага|f, Inter: t+ » bg|влажност|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kosteus
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Feuchtigkeit|f
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|raki|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|umidità

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|mucreu|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|umidade|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|humedad|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|fuktighet|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|nem, rutubet


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Dejection
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|униние|n, Inter: t+ » bg|потиснатост|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|рудничен газ
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaivoskaasu


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|grisù

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * chokedamp
    • damp sheet
    • firedamp

      Verb

      Inter: en-ver » b


  • Inter: transitive » archaic To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth.
    1. Inter: transitive » archaic To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
    3. :* To damp your tender hopes - Category: w - :Mark Akenside|Mark Akenside
    4. :* Usury dulls and damps all industries, improvements, and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring if it were not for this slug - Category: w - :Francis Bacon|Francis Bacon
    5. :* How many a day has been damped and darkened by an angry word! - Category: w - :Sir John Lubbock|Sir John Lubbock
    6. :* The failure of his enterprise damped the spirit of the soldiers. - Category: w - :Thomas Babington Macaulay|Thomas Babington Macaulay
    7. :* Hollow rollers damp vibration. - [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3238/is_200004/ai_n7935204]

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To render damp

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|овлажнявам
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kostuttaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mouiller
  • German: Inter: t- » de|anfeuchten, Inter: t+ » de|befeuchten, Inter: t- » de|abdampfen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|inumidire
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|humedecer
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fukta


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To put out, as fire
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|задушавам
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sammuttaa, Inter: t- » fi|tukahduttaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ersticken, Inter: t+ » de|dämpfen
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|smorzare, Inter: t+ » it|soffocare, Inter: t- » it|rallentare

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To suppress vibrations or oscillations
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заглушавам, Inter: t+ » bg|затихвам
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vaimentaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|amortir
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|dämpfen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|smorzare
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|amortecer
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|amortiguar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dämpa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ang: dampen


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * M.D. Pa.
    Category: Category:en:Liquids -

    Danish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=da

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|e
  • steam

    Inflection

    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|e

    Verb

    Inter: head » da|verb form

  • Inter: form of » imperative|dampe|lang=da

  • Dutch

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: rhymes » ɑmp|lang=nl

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|dampen|dampje
  • vapour (UK), vapor (US)

    Derived terms

    * zuurdamp

    Verb

    Inter: head » nl|verb form

  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|dampen
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|dampen


    Swedish

    Verb

    Inter: head » sv|verb form
  • Inter: sv-verb-form-past » dimpa

  • Translation: ar » damp
    Translation: bg » damp
    Translation: cy » damp
    Translation: et » damp
    Translation: es » damp
    Translation: eu » damp
    Translation: fa » damp
    Translation: fr » damp
    Translation: ko » damp
    Translation: io » damp
    Translation: it » damp
    Translation: kn » damp
    Translation: ku » damp
    Translation: lo » damp
    Translation: li » damp
    Translation: hu » damp
    Translation: mg » damp
    Translation: ml » damp
    Translation: my » damp
    Translation: nl » damp
    Translation: no » damp
    Translation: pl » damp
    Translation: pt » damp
    Category: simple:damp -
    Translation: fi » damp
    Translation: sv » damp
    Translation: tl » damp
    Translation: ta » damp
    Translation: te » damp
    Translation: vi » damp
    Translation: zh » damp

    DAMP at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==English==

    Inter: abbreviatio » n

    DAMP
  • Deficits in Attention, Motor coordination and Perception.

    Anagrams

    * M.D. Pa.
  • Damp at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » damp|DAMP

    Luxembourgish

    Noun

    Inter: lb-noun » m|Dämp
  • Inter: uncountable » lang=lb steam
    1. fume


    Translation: io » Damp