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Definition of 'damp'


  1. a slight wetness
       Synonyms: dampness moistness


  1. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
       Synonyms: muffle mute dull dampen tone down
  2. restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
  3. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
       Synonyms: dampen deaden
  4. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
       Synonyms: dampen soften weaken break


  1. slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
       Synonyms: dampish moist

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