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dampadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /dæmp/
slightly wet, 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.
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dampadjective

uk   /dæmp/  us   /dæmp/
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   /ˈdæmp.nəs/  us   /ˈdæmp.nəs/ (UK also damp)
It's the dampness in the air that is bad for your lungs.
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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, humedad…
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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