Definition of “damp” - English Dictionary

“damp” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “damp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“damp” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “damp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)