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English adjective: damp

1. damp slightly wet

SamplesClothes damp with perspiration.
A moist breeze.
Eyes moist with tears.

Synonymsdampish, moist



English noun: damp

1. damp (state) a slight wetness

Synonymsdampness, moistness

Broader (hypernym)wetness

Narrower (hyponym)clamminess, dankness, rawness

English verb: damp

1. damp (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Synonymsdampen, dull, muffle, mute, tone down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)soften

2. damp (change) restrain or discourage

SamplesThe sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate

3. damp (change) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

SamplesMuffle the message.

Synonymsdampen, deaden

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

4. damp (change) lessen in force or effect

SamplesSoften a shock.
Break a fall.

Synonymsbreak, dampen, soften, weaken

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)blunt, deaden

Narrower (hyponym)damp, dampen, deaden, deafen

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