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Damps Definition

(noun)

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moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically with detrimental or unpleasant effects


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the house reeked of mould and damp

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(noun)

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a discouragement or check


Examples

shame gave a damp to her triumph

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(verb)

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make (something) slightly wet


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damp a small area with water

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(verb)

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make a fire burn less strongly by reducing the flow of air to it


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he damped down the fire for the night

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(verb)

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reduce or stop the vibration of (the strings of a piano or other musical instrument) so as to reduce the volume of sound


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the muted notes should be produced by damping the strings at the seventh position

an ensemble of drums including a foot-damped instrument