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damp

damp

 
 
pronunciation:
daemp
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: damper, dampest
definition 1: slightly wet; moist.
synonyms:
moist
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
clammy, dank, dewy, foggy, humid, misty, muggy, sodden, soggy, steamy, watery, wet
definition 2: lacking enthusiasm; lifeless.
a rather damp reception for the new president
synonyms:
lukewarm, unenthusiastic
antonyms:
fervent, spirited
similar words:
apathetic, indifferent, lifeless, listless, spiritless
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: moisture in the air or on a surface.
synonyms:
humidity, moisture
antonyms:
dryness
similar words:
dew, wet
definition 2: unbreathable gas in a mine.
similar words:
fume
definition 3: a restraint.
synonyms:
check, curb, damper
similar words:
barrier, obstacle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: damped, damping, damps
definition 1: to reduce or put out (a fire) by cutting off air flow.
similar words:
smother, stifle
definition 2: to hold back or restrain the motion of.
synonyms:
hold, restrain
similar words:
curb, hamper, hinder, retard, stifle, still
definition 3: to make moist; dampen.
synonyms:
dampen, moisten
similar words:
bedew, humidify, wet
derivations: dampish (adj.), damply (adv.), dampness (n.)
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