• (figuratively) despondent; dispirited, downcast
  • Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist.

    "The paint is still damp, so please don't touch it."

  • "The lawn was still damp so we decided not to sit down."

  • (obsolete) Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified.


  • (archaic) Fog; fogginess; vapor.
  • Moisture; humidity; dampness.
  • (archaic or historical, mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc.
  • (archaic) Dejection or depression.


  • (transitive, archaic) To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth.
  • (transitive) To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
  • (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.

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