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Definition of Damp


  1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
  2. Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
  3. A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.
  4. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.
  5. Dejected; depressed; sunk.
  6. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
  7. 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.

Damp Quotations

To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.
Edvard Munch

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
John Donne

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
George Eliot

I'm really terrible with small children; they're small, noisy, irritating, damp and soggy.
Ian Anderson

One of the last episodes was all about a flood. We were working in the rain till all hours, and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp, and it was hours under the hoses. That was not pleasant. That was not pleasant.
Derek Jacobi
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Damp Translations

damp in Dutch is vochtig
damp in French is humide
damp in Italian is umido
damp in Norwegian is fuktig, klam
damp in Portuguese is umidade
damp in Swedish is fuktig, fukt
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