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adj., -er, -est,
n., v.


adj.
1. slightly wet; moist: damp weather; a damp towel.
2. unenthusiastic; dejected; depressed: The welcoming committee gave them a rather damp reception.

n.
1. moisture; humidity; moist air: damp that goes through your warmest clothes.
2. a noxious or stifling vapor or gas, esp. in a mine.
3. depression of spirits; dejection.
4. a restraining or discouraging force or factor.

v.t.
1. to make damp; moisten.
2. to check or retard the energy, action, etc., of; deaden; dampen: A series of failures damped her enthusiasm.
3. to stifle or suffocate; extinguish: to damp a furnace.
4. Acoustics, Music.to check or retard the action of (a vibrating string); dull; deaden.
5. Physics.to cause a decrease in amplitude of (successive oscillations or waves).
6. damp off, to undergo damping-off.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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