damp: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (damp), [key]
— adj., n., v. -er, -est,
- slightly wet; moist: damp weather; a damp towel.
- unenthusiastic; dejected; depressed: The welcoming committee gave them a rather damp reception.
- moisture; humidity; moist air: damp that goes through your warmest clothes.
- a noxious or stifling vapor or gas, esp. in a mine.
- depression of spirits; dejection.
- a restraining or discouraging force or factor.
- to make damp; moisten.
- to check or retard the energy, action, etc., of; deaden; dampen: A series of failures damped her enthusiasm.
- to stifle or suffocate; extinguish: to damp a furnace.
- to check or retard the action of (a vibrating string); dull; deaden.
- to cause a decrease in amplitude of (successive oscillations or waves).
- to undergo damping-off.
- damp (Thesaurus)