Meaning of DAMP in English


I. adjective


a damp/wet patch

There were damp patches on the ceilings.

be wet/damp with sweat

She had been exercising and her hair was damp with sweat.

damp course


Damp air causes condensation.


His foot slipped on the wet grass and he fell.

feel smooth/cold/damp etc

Her hands felt rough.

The house felt hot and stuffy.


I slipped on the damp earth and fell over.

rising damp


A damp climate can damage buildings.




As he opened the front door to his rooms, his shirt collar was slightly damp .

In winter the rootstock should be removed and stored in very slightly damp soil and kept cool in a dark place.

They felt warm to the touch, slightly damp from Azmaveth's palms.

Predictably, this meant there was no first corner shunt in the slightly damp conditions.

Somewhere dark and slightly damp will be ideal.

This bread has a rather uneven patchy appearance and a slightly damp , malty aroma.

Without furniture, smelling chill and slightly damp , it could have been depressing, but it wasn't.

This means that they are always slightly damp , and so step paint would tend to bubble or blister.


But the paper was so damp that his pen merely furrowed it, as if he were writing on a slab of butter.

It still steamed slightly, so damp was it.


His thick hair, still damp and scored with comb marks, was springing back into its usual lustrous waves.

The sidewalks were still damp from the rain.

You know, your skirt's still damp .

The kitchen table was still damp from the sponge.

She was looking very pretty in her bathing suit, her hair still damp from swimming.

His pants were still damp behind the knees.

Once there, still damp from the sea and glistening in the moonlight, she offered herself to him again.

His hair was still damp from the shower and the scent of Coast soap radiated from his skin.


Also the food cupboard is on the wall which is very damp .

They were quite tiny houses having no convenience and were reputed to be very damp .

I liked them very much as soon as I met them, that very damp Sunday afternoon.

A friend who used to visit them occasionally told me what conditions were like: It was very damp in the cellar.



Stretcher-bearers pushed past Jack as he stood blinking at the top of the tunnel, breathing the damp air .

Behind them, a vague wall of audience, the faces barely discernible in bright, damp air .

It was raining outside and the gusts of cold, damp air were refreshing after the stale smokiness of the room.

I could smell sawdust in the cold, damp air and hear the buzz of the freezer.

The warm, damp air is forced up the hillsides and the clouds shed torrents of tropical rain.

As they rose upwards into the damp air the site spread out before them on either side.


Wipe with a damp cloth and grill them, or top each one with a spoonful of stuffing, then bake.

Wipe area with a clean, damp cloth and dry.

We used a tin of powder, a damp cloth and plenty of energy.

Wipe off residue with a damp cloth .

Continue rolling out all the rounds, covering them with a damp cloth . 5.

I bathed his forehead with a damp cloth and took his temperature as he slept.

A gentle wipe with a damp cloth is the safest course of action.

Wash down with a damp cloth - avoid using soaps.


It was dark and smelt of damp earth .

The mist was getting heavier; so, too, was the rank odor of damp earth .

She pulled through the clutching shrubbery and skimmed back up the steps, realizing she was leaving footprints of damp earth .

Four single bulbs under tin covers lit the entire station, and the air smelled of coal and damp earth .

Jack could smell the damp earth and the sweat from Evans's body.

Benny was staring intently at a large worm wriggling on the pile of damp earth .


Theodora wiped her hands on the damp grass and lay down again beneath the currant bushes.

Hugh was silent as we crossed the damp grass .

Neville was at the Isle of Wight festival, as Oz sold amidst the joss-sticks and damp grass .

The two of them sat together on the damp grass .

Equally ghostly, beyond the hedge, was a grey horse already cropping the damp grass .

Still, although your paws are covered with sweat glands, you might like to walk around on the damp grass first.

They were told to lie down, face first in the damp grass .


To enhance shine and eliminate static on a timeless, one-length bob, apply Protein Protective Spray to damp hair . 2.

She pushed the damp hair back from her forehead.

He could only see one ear, some damp hair .

I sat in my armchair; the fire was cold and so was I, my head shrouded in damp hair .

She sat down, running distracted fingers through her cool, damp hair .

Rachaela took her damp hair out of the towel.

Their damp hair smelt of death.

Simply spray on to damp hair that has been lightly towel-dried and comb through.


His parents had detected a smell in the room over the past few weeks and had noticed a damp patch .

The bark had been stripped away leaving a bright damp patch .

You can look for damp patches though, particularly on outside walls.

Look at the gutters and downpipes for damp patches , and look out for water marks and white salts.


On the tempestuous north coast, double glazing, central heating and damp proof courses are among the first essentials.

There is also a damp proof course under guarantee and a well built extension to the rear.


Propagation is done by either dividing the rootstock with shoots or by planting seeds in a container of damp sand or loam.

Quite suddenly we had driven into soft, damp sand , grey and treacherous.

Seeing his brother walking away Benny followed hastily, rubbing off the damp sand from his hands on his shorts.

They hibernate during the dry season by burrowing deep into the damp sand .

Line the floor and sides with damp sand or newspaper.

Hands and feet are used to print with paint or into clay or damp sand .

I let my head fall to one side, my cheek against the cool damp sand .


The fireworks display that heralded the opening of Antwerp 93 went off like a damp squib .

The traditional Easter turkey boom - the second biggest after Christmas - was a damp squib because hard-up families bought cheaper chickens.


A damp towel on the brow.

Return to a clean bowl and cover with damp towel or plastic wrap, or put the bowl inside a plastic bag.

Anaesthetised it was laid on a damp towel for treatment.

It sits there shivering in its damp towel until she comes with urine bottle and tube.

Put in the dough and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap or place the bowl inside a plastic bag.

Cover with either a damp towel or plastic wrap, or put the bowl into a plastic bag.


There are a number of products on the market intended fro damp-proofing the interior of damp walls .

She leaned against a rough, damp wall , feeling an icy draft on her ankles.

He tumbled back against the slick damp wall .

To sum up, damp walls are not disastrous structurally, but the cause must be ascertained and the condition rectified.

Then drips on the clean damp wall will be easier to wipe off.

He shone his torch ahead but all he could see was its bright reflection against the shiny damp wall .


The body is in surprisingly good condition considering the damp weather and the fact the car is only partially covered.

By November 21, the sugar crop was in danger of being completely lost to the cold, damp weather .


put a damper on sth

The burglary put a damper on the family's Christmas.

A couple of knee injuries put a damper on his football career.

Analysts had figured the bad news from the giant microprocessor maker would put a damper on technology stocks.

It really put a damper on everything.

Lower prices for Treasury bonds helped put a damper on stock prices, traders said.

Torrential rain put a damper on the event, sending bedraggled guests squelching across lawns to seek shelter.


At first I hated the damp weather in Britain.

Be careful you don't slip - the grass is damp .

Clean the counter with a damp cloth.

Don't put that shirt on. It's still damp .

It's cold and damp outside - make sure you wear a warm coat.

Just wipe off the surface with a damp paper towel.

My hair's still a little damp .

There was a damp spot on the ceiling.


Hair sprouted in damp , unexplored crevices.

He loved the smell of the woods, and the damp alluvial soil that covered these mountains like a blanket.

It would not be damp and she would not be so weary.

Leonora lay gasping, arms outflung, eyes closed, her hair a tangled mass of damp curls against the pillow.

Sleeping bags can become damp through normal use.

The great avenues of live oaks meant to grace their approaches now just cast a damp shade.

Then it dashed to the ground near me, dug under a leaf, and pulled up a damp spruce cone.

Wipe with a damp cloth and grill them, or top each one with a spoonful of stuffing, then bake.

II. noun


The constant cold and damp made Tony feel even worse.


A cold damp hung about the beechwood furniture and clung to the velour drapes.

He gazed at the tiny drops of damp caught in the electric of her hair.

The damp retreated down the walls, the gardens came back to life and there was fresh food in the kitchen.

III. verb




The ground mist clung closely to the hedgerows, discouraging the birds and damping down all sound.

Could more clouds damp down global warming?

You don't lead my kind of life if you can't damp down emotions.

They insist she puts a blanket over her knees to damp down the chief rabbi's blood pressure.

The feeling of deadness returned to him, damping down the fear.

And, over the years, he had learned to avert his face, to sidestep, to damp down the fires.

Firemen remain damping down and an investigation into the cause begins.

Firefighters spent more than eight hours at the scene, damping down the smouldering straw and attempting to discover how the blaze started.


Damp the sound with the pedal after each beat.

Political upheaval in the Soviet Union damped demand in that market.

The low price of soybeans has damped farmers' interest in the crop.


A soft retail sales environment and pre-Christmas snowstorms damped results for many retailers.

Brownian motion is always present, but it is damped out in some dynamical systems and magnified in others.

Holidays in Tokyo and New York damped interest today.

She predicted that 1996 will damp employment growth in New Jersey.

The ground mist clung closely to the hedgerows, discouraging the birds and damping down all sound.

They tend to avoid US-style controls for damping sudden speculative movements by closing down a market for a particular period.

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