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English adjective: damp

1. damp slightly wet


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


Synonymsdampish, moist


Similarwet


Antonymsdry


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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