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1    slightly wet, as from dew, steam, etc.  
2    Archaic   dejected  
3    slight wetness; moisture; humidity  
4    rank air or poisonous gas, esp. in a mine  
   See also       firedamp  
5    a discouragement; damper  
6    Archaic   dejection  
      vb   tr  
7    to make slightly wet  
8    often foll by: down   to stifle or deaden  
to damp one's ardour     
9    often foll by: down   to reduce the flow of air to (a fire) to make it burn more slowly or to extinguish it  
10      (Physics)   to reduce the amplitude of (an oscillation or wave)  
11      (Music)   to muffle (the sound of an instrument),   (See also)        damp off  
     (C14: from Middle Low German damp steam; related to Old High German demphen to cause to steam)  
  dampish      adj  
  damply      adv  
  dampness      n  

damp off  
      vb   intr, adv   (of plants, seedlings, shoots, etc.) to be affected by damping off  
      vb     (Building trades)  
1    to protect against the incursion of damp by adding a dampcourse or by coating with a moisture-resistant preparation  
2    protected against damp or causing protection against damp  
a damp-proof course     
rising damp  
      n   capillary movement of moisture from the ground into the walls of buildings. It results in structural damage up to a level of three feet  
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1    clamminess, dampness, dankness, dew, drizzle, fog, humidity, mist, moisture, mugginess, vapour  
2    clammy, dank, dewy, dripping, drizzly, humid, misty, moist, muggy, sodden, soggy, sopping, vaporous, wet  
3    dampen, moisten, wet  
4      (figurative)   allay, check, chill, cool, curb, dash, deaden, deject, depress, diminish, discourage, dispirit, dull, inhibit, moderate, pour cold water on, restrain, stifle  
5      (figurative)   check, chill, cold water     (informal)   curb, damper, discouragement, gloom, restraint, wet blanket     (informal)  
,       n  
1    aridity, dryness  
      adj   arid, dry, watertight  
4    encourage, hearten, inspire  

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Consulter aussi:

damp off, damp squib, rising damp, dam

damp n.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines

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