(noun, adjective, verb)


1. slightly wet

- clothes damp with perspiration

Similar word(s): wet, dampish, moist

Sentences with damp as an adjective:

- The lawn was still damp so we decided not to sit down.

- The paint is still damp, so please don't touch it.


1. a slight wetness

Similar word(s): dampness, moistness

Definition categories: state, wetness


1. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Similar word(s): dampen, dull, muffle, mute

Definition categories: perception, soften

2. restrain or discourage

- the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere

Definition categories: change, check, contain, control, curb, hold, moderate

3. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

Similar word(s): dampen, deaden

Definition categories: change, break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

4. lessen in force or effect

Similar word(s): break, dampen, soften, weaken

Definition categories: change, blunt, deaden