Translation of "damp" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /dæmp/ us /dæmp/

slightly wet, usually in a bad way

It was cold and damp outside.
damp socks
noun [ no plural ] uk /dæmp/ us /dæmp/ also dampness /dæmp·nəs/ /dæmp·nəs/

conditions that are slightly wet

She hated the damp of the tropics.

(Translation of “damp” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /dӕmp/

slightly wet

This towel is still damp.
dampen verb

to make damp

She dampened the flannel and wiped her face.

to make or become less fierce or strong (interest etc)

apagar, enfriar, escampar
The rain dampened everyone’s enthusiasm considerably.
damper noun

something which lessens the strength of enthusiasm, interest etc

ducha fría
Her presence cast a damper on the proceedings.

a movable plate for controlling the draught eg in a stove.

regulador de tiro
dampness noun

slight wetness

the dampness of the earth.
damp down phrasal verb

to make (a fire) burn more slowly

The fire was still being damped down the next day.

to reduce, make less strong

apagar, enfriar, hacer perder
He was trying to damp down their enthusiasm.

(Translation of “damp” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)