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Definition 1: a slight wetness - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for damp in the sense of this definition

(damp is a kind of ...) the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)

"he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"

(... is a kind of damp ) unpleasant wetness

(... is a kind of damp ) a chilly dampness

"the rawness of the midnight air"

Definition 2: lessen in force or effect - [verb of change]

Samples where damp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soften a shock
  • break a fall

Synonyms for damp in the sense of this definition

(damp is a kind of ...) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

"Terror blunted her feelings" "deaden a sound"

(... is a kind of damp ) make soundproof

"deafen a room"

(... is a kind of damp ) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

"muffle the message"

Definition 3: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible - [verb of change]

Samples where damp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muffle the message

Synonyms for damp in the sense of this definition

(damp is a kind of ...) lessen in force or effect

"soften a shock" "break a fall"

Definition 4: restrain or discourage - [verb of change]

Samples where damp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere

(damp is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

Definition 5: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for damp in the sense of this definition

(damp is a kind of ...) make (images or sounds) soft or softer

Definition 6: slightly wet - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where damp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clothes damp with perspiration
  • a moist breeze
  • eyes moist with tears

Synonyms for damp in the sense of this definition

(damp is similar to ...) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

"a wet bathing suit" "wet sidewalks" "wet weather"

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