rising damp Definition in British English Dictionary
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rising dampnoun [U]

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water that moves into the walls of buildings from the ground and damages them
Translations of “rising damp”
in Chinese (Traditional) (從地面滲入牆壁的)上升潮氣,返潮…
in Chinese (Simplified) (从地面渗入墙壁的)上升潮气,返潮…
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