Associations to the word «Damp»


DAMP, adjective. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist.
DAMP, adjective. (figuratively) despondent; dispirited, downcast
DAMP, adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified.
DAMP, noun. Moisture; humidity; dampness.
DAMP, noun. (archaic) Fog; fogginess; vapor.
DAMP, noun. (archaic) Dejection or depression.
DAMP, noun. (archaic or historical) (mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.
DAMP, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth.
DAMP, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
DAMP, verb. (transitive) To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
DAMP, abbreviation. Deficits in Attention, Motor coordination and Perception.
DAMP COURSE, noun. (construction) A layer in a wall, foundation etc. which prevents moisture spreading into interior areas.
DAMP COURSES, noun. Plural of damp course
DAMP DOWN, verb. (transitive) to reduce the intensity of (a fire)
DAMP DOWN, verb. (transitive) to reduce the intensity of (an emotion or problem)
DAMP OFF, verb. (intransitive) To decay and perish through excessive moisture - mostly said of plants
DAMP PROOFING, noun. A protective measure applied to the exterior of building foundation walls to prevent rising damp
DAMP PROOFING, noun. (construction) treatment of a surface or structure to resist the passage of water in the absence of hydrostatic pressure.
DAMP SHEET, noun. A curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas.
DAMP SQUIB, noun. A firework that fails to go off, due to wetting.
DAMP SQUIB, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) Anything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations.
DAMP SQUIBS, noun. Plural of damp squib
DAMP SQUID, noun. (nonstandard) malapropism of damp squib
DAMP SQUIDS, noun. Plural of damp squid

Dictionary definition

DAMP, noun. A slight wetness.
DAMP, verb. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.
DAMP, verb. Restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere".
DAMP, verb. Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message".
DAMP, verb. Lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall".
DAMP, adjective. Slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche