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Definition of DAMP

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Damp \Damp\ (d[a^]mp), a. [Compar. {Damper}; superl. {Dampest}.]
     1. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid. [1913 Webster]

              O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dejected; depressed; sunk. [R.]
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              All these and more came flocking, but with looks Downcast and damp.                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Damp \Damp\ (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.]
     1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
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              Night . . . with black air
              Accompanied, with damps and dreadful gloom.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
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              Even now, while thus I stand blest in thy presence, A secret damp of grief comes o'er my soul.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              It must have thrown a damp over your autumn excursion.                            --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Mining) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Choke damp}, a damp consisting principally of carbonic acid gas; -- so called from its extinguishing flame and animal life. See {Carbonic acid}, under {Carbonic}.

     {Damp sheet}, a curtain in a mine gallery to direct air currents and prevent accumulation of gas.

     {Fire damp}, a damp consisting chiefly of light carbureted hydrogen; -- so called from its tendence to explode when mixed with atmospheric air and brought into contact with flame. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Damp \Damp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Damped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Damping}.] [OE. dampen to choke, suffocate. See {Damp}, n.]
     1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. "To damp your tender hopes." --Akenside. [1913 Webster]

              Usury dulls and damps all industries, improvements, and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring if it were not for this slug.         --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              How many a day has been damped and darkened by an angry word!                           --Sir J. Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

              The failure of his enterprise damped the spirit of the soldiers.                         --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

deoxyribonucleotide \deoxyribonucleotide\ n. an organic molecule consisting of a hereocyclic base attached to the 1-carbon of a deoxyribose ring, with a phosphate group esterified at the 5 position of the deoxyribose. Deoxyribonuceotides are the monomer units which make up {deoxyribonucleic acid}, the molecule carrying the hereditary information in most organisms. The most common forms of deoxyribonuceotide are {thymidine-5'-phosphate} (abbreviated {TMP}), {deoxyadenosine-5'-phosphate} (abbreviated {dAMP}), {deoxyguanosine-5'-phosphate} (abbreviated {dGMP}), and {deoxycytidine-5'-phosphate} (abbreviated {dCMP}). [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

357 Moby Thesaurus words for "damp":
     abate, abridge, absorb the shock, acoustic tile, afterdamp, allay, alleviate, antiknock, arrest, asperge, asphyxiate, assimilate to, assuage, attemper, attenuate, baffle, baffler, balance, bank the fire, beat down, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, blackdamp, blow out, blunt, bogginess, boggy, bottle up, break the fall, breath, cast down, censor, chasten, check, chill, choke, choke off, chokedamp, clamminess, clammy, clamp down on, cloud, cold water, compress, constrain, control, cool, cork, cork up, countercheck, crack down on, cramp, crepehanger, cripple, crush, curb, curtail, cushion, cut, cut back, cut down, dabble, dam up, damp down, dampen, dampen the spirits, dampener, damper, dampish, dampness, dank, darken, dash, de-emphasize, deaden, deafen, debilitate, decrease, deduct, deflate, deflect, deject, delay, depreciate, depress, detain, deter, determent, deterrent, devitalize, dew, dewiness, dewy, diminish, disaffect, discourage, discouragement, dishearten, disincline, disinterest, dispirit, distract, divert, douche, douse, downgrade, downplay, drenched, drown, dull, effluvium, enervate, enfeeble, equalize, equilibrize, even, eviscerate, exhalation, exhaust, extenuate, extinguish, exudation, fenny, fetid air, firedamp, flatten, flatus, fluid, fogginess, fume, gag, gruel, harmonize, hinder, hold back, hold down, hold in check, hold up, homogenize, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humectation, humid, humidify, humidity, humor, hushcloth, impede, indispose, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, irrigate, jump on, keep back, keep down, keep in check, keep under, keep within bounds, kill, killjoy, knock down, lay, lay low, lenify, lessen, level, lighten, lower, lower the spirits, make uniform, malaria, marshiness, marshy, meddle, mephitis, miasma, mistiness, misty, mitigate, moderate, modulate, moist, moisten, moistiness, moistness, moisture, muffle, muffler, muggy, mute, muzzle, neutralize, normalize, obtund, offset, oppose, oppress, out, paddle, palliate, pare, pessimist, play down, pour water on, press down, puff of smoke, put down, put off, put out, quash, quell, quench, quietener, rainfall, raininess, rainy, rattle, reduce, reduce the temperature, reek, regularize, regulate, repel, repress, resist, restrain, retard, retrench, roll back, roric, sadden, sap, saturated, scale down, scotch, set back, shake, shake up, shorten, show consideration, show mercy, show pity, showeriness, shut down on, silence, silence cloth, silencer, simplify, sink, sit down on, sit on, slack, slacken, slobber, slop, slosh, slow down, smash, smoke, smooth, smother, smudge, snub, snuff, snuff out, soaked, soaking, sober, sober down, soddenness, soft pedal, soft-pedal, soften, soften the blow, soften up, sogginess, soggy, soppiness, sordine, sordino, sound-absorbing material, soundproofing, soundproofing insulation, sourdine, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, spoilsport, sponge, spray, sprinkle, squash, squelch, stabilize, stamp out, stanch, standardize, steam, steamy, step down, stereotype, sticky, stifle, stop, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, suppress, swampiness, swampy, swash, symmetrize, syringe, tacky, take from, tame, temper, throttle, tone down, tune down, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, unbrace, undermine, underplay, undried, uniformize, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, vapor, volatile, water, water vapor, wateriness, weaken, wean from, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon, wet, wet blanket, wet down, wetness, wettish, wettishness


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