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damp

adjective uk   /dæmp/ us  
B2 slightly wet, 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, misty morning.
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dampness
noun [U] uk   ( UK also damp) us  
It's the dampness in the air that is bad for your lungs.
Translations of “damp”
in Korean 축축한…
in Arabic رَطِب…
in French humide…
in Turkish rutubetli ve havasız ortam…
in Italian umido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潮濕的,濕淋淋的…
in Russian влажный…
in Polish wilgotny…
in Spanish húmedo…
in Portuguese úmido…
in German feucht…
in Catalan humit…
in Japanese じめじめした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潮湿的,潮乎乎的…
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