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dalton see atomic mass unit.
dam1 a barrier built usu. across a waterway to restrict flow and raise the water level. [4 definitions]
dam2 a female parent, esp. of a four-legged mammal.
damage harm or injury that reduces usefulness, value, or soundness. [4 definitions]
damaged having sustained harm or injury.
Damascene of or pertaining to Damascus, its residents, or the like. [6 definitions]
Damascus the capital of Syria.
Damascus steel hand-wrought steel, used esp. for sword blades, that is made by repeated folding and welding, thereby creating a pattern of wavy lines; damask steel.
damask a fine cloth woven of linen, silk, wool, or cotton with a prominent, elaborate pattern. [6 definitions]
damask rose a fragrant pink Asian rose that is an ancestor of hybrid roses and whose oil is often used as a source for attar.
damask steel see Damascus steel.
dame an honorific term used in the past for a woman in authority, such as a head of household. [3 definitions]
dame school an informal school common to Colonial New England in which rudimentary educational and social skills were taught to children by a woman in her home. [2 definitions]
damn to declare the immorality or unworthiness of; condemn. [11 definitions]
damnable deserving to be condemned. [2 definitions]
damnation the act of damning or condition of being damned. [2 definitions]
damnatory expressing, threatening, or causing condemnation.
damned condemned, esp. to hell. [4 definitions]
Damocles in Greek legend, a man who was placed under a sword that hung by a single hair, to learn of the perilous nature of a ruler's life.
damp slightly wet; moist. [8 definitions]
damp-dry to dry (laundry) partially so that some moisture is retained.