damp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"damp" in British English

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dampadjective

uk   us   /dæmp/
B2 slightlywet, ​especially in a way that is not ​pleasant or ​comfortable: The ​grass is still damp. This ​shirt still ​feels a ​bit damp. It was a damp, ​mistymorning.
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dampness
noun [U] uk   us   (UK also damp)
It's the dampness in the ​air that is ​bad for ​yourlungs.
(Definition of damp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dampadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /dæmp/
slightlywet, esp. in a way that is not ​pleasant or ​comfortable: damp ​socks a ​cold, damp ​day
dampness
noun [U]  us   /ˈdæmp·nəs/
The dampness ​bothers my ​arthritis.
(Definition of damp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “damp”
in Korean 축축한…
in Arabic رَطِب…
in Malaysian lembap…
in French humide…
in Russian влажный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潮濕的,濕淋淋的…
in Italian umido…
in Turkish rutubetli ve havasız ortam…
in Polish wilgotny…
in Spanish húmedo…
in Vietnamese ẩm ướt…
in Portuguese úmido…
in Thai ชื้น…
in German feucht…
in Catalan humit…
in Japanese じめじめした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潮湿的,潮乎乎的…
in Indonesian lembab…
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