Definition for DAMP

DAMP, a. [G. dampf; D. damp; Sw. damb; Dan. damp, steam, vapor, fog, smoke; perhaps steam is from the same root, from wasting; Sans. dhuma. See Class Dm, No. 33.]

  1. Moist; humid; being in a state between dry and wet; as, a damp cloth; damp air; sometimes, foggy; as, the atmosphere is damp; but it may be damp without visible vapor.
  2. Dejected; sunk; depressed; chilled. [Unusual.] – Milton.

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