• comparative form of damp: more damp


  • A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air.
  • A device that decreases the oscillations of a system.
  • Something that damps or checks:
  • Something that kills the mood.
  • A contrivance (sordine), as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
  • (chiefly Australia) Bread made from a basic recipe of flour, water, milk, and salt, but without yeast.

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