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damp British & World English

Slightly wet

damp English Thesaurus

her hair was still damp from the shower

damp-dry British & World English

Dry (something wet) until it is only damp

choke-damp British & World English

Choking or suffocating gas, typically carbon dioxide, that is found in mines and other underground spaces

damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp

damp-proof British & World English

Impervious to damp

damp squib British & World English

A situation or event which is much less impressive than expected

rising damp British & World English

Moisture absorbed from the ground into a wall

damp something down in damp British & World English

Make a fire burn less strongly by reducing the flow of air to it

firedamp British & World English

Methane, especially as forming an explosive mixture with air in coal mines

afterdamp British & World English

Choking gas left after an explosion of firedamp in a mine, rich in carbon monoxide

damp-proof course in damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp


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