Definition for DAMP

DAMP, v.t.

  1. To moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet.
  2. To chill; to deaden; to depress or deject; to abate; as, to damp the spirits; to damp the ardor of passion. – Swift.
  3. To weaken; to make dull; as, to damp sound. – Bacon.
  4. To check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make languid; to discourage; as, to damp industry. Bacon.

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