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meanings of damp


  1. Dejection or depression; something that spoils a positive emotion (such as enjoyment, satisfaction, expectation or courage) or a desired activity.
  2. Moisture; humidity; dampness.
  3. Fog; fogginess; vapor.
  4. Initialism of deficits in attention, motor coordination and perception.
  5. Initialism of damage-associated molecular pattern.
  6. A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.


  1. Permitting the possession of alcoholic beverages, but not their sale.
  2. In a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist. The lawn was still damp so we decided not to sit down.
  3. Despondent; dispirited, downcast.


  1. To dampen; to make moderately wet.
  2. To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
  3. To put out, as fire; to weaken, restrain, or make dull.

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