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American English: /dæmp/
British English: /damp/

Translation of damp in Spanish:

adjective damper, dampest

  • (air/clothing/house)
    there are damp patches on the ceiling
    hay manchas de humedad en el techo
    the house smells damp
    la casa huele a humedad
    Example sentences
    • With her back on the slightly damp grass, Selina watched the scattered clouds float by.
    • An hour later, the slightly damp crew boarded the buses for the final leg home.
    • Her hair was slightly damp from the long hours of tears and her tired, blue eyes were puffy.



transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (check)
    Example sentences
    • Asian multilateralism will be critical not just for coordinating the region's booming economies, but also for damping down the nationalist passions lurking beneath the surface of every Asian country.
    • Polley is unshowy and controlled in the star part, damping down her intelligence, beauty and almost all of her emotion for the role.
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes you have to go through several oscillations before you can damp out the yaw.
    • If the oscillations are not damped out, they could break the fragile lines of other suspended weights and become amplified.
    • A little while ago he sent me a proposed solution by email, a method of moving the cup while you walk that should serve to damp the oscillations.

    damp (down)

    Example sentences
    • Fire crews stayed until nearly 5am damping the building down.
    • Although I wasn't on duty for the fire, I was there in the evening damping it down.
    • He said it took the two crews ten minutes to fight the fire with foam and ten minutes to damp the car down with water.
  • 2 (moisten)
    Example sentences
    • When they were dry they were damped and rolled for the dampness to spread evenly before they were ironed with an iron heated and reheated on the stove.
    • The tooling was done by damping the surface of the tanned leather and pressing or sometimes stamping the design in with a fairly sharp metal, bone or wooden tool.
    • Alternatively, damp a cloth with kerosene oil and carefully wipe the insects off with it.
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