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DAMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does damp mean? 

DAMP (noun)
  The noun DAMP has 1 sense:

1. a slight wetness

  Familiarity information: DAMP used as a noun is very rare.


DAMP (adjective)
  The adjective DAMP has 1 sense:

1. slightly wet

  Familiarity information: DAMP used as an adjective is very rare.


DAMP (verb)
  The verb DAMP has 4 senses:

1. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
2. restrain or discourage
3. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
4. lessen in force or effect

  Familiarity information: DAMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAMP (noun)


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Meaning:

A slight wetness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

damp; dampness; moistness

Hypernyms ("damp" is a kind of...):

wetness (the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "damp"):

clamminess; dankness (unpleasant wetness)

rawness (a chilly dampness)


DAMP (adjective)


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Meaning:

Slightly wet

Synonyms:

damp; dampish; moist

Context examples:

clothes damp with perspiration / a moist breeze / eyes moist with tears

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


DAMP (verb)


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Meaning:

Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

damp; tone down; mute; muffle; dull; dampen

Hypernyms (to "damp" is one way to...):

soften (make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2damp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restrain or discourage

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere

Hypernyms (to "damp" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody


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Meaning:

Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

deaden; damp; dampen

Context example:

muffle the message

Hypernyms (to "damp" is one way to...):

break; damp; dampen; soften; weaken (lessen in force or effect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4damp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lessen in force or effect

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

soften; damp; weaken; dampen; break

Context examples:

soften a shock / break a fall

Hypernyms (to "damp" is one way to...):

blunt; deaden (make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "damp"):

deafen (make soundproof)

damp; dampen; deaden (make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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