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damper, comparative; dampest, superlative;
  1. Slightly wet
    • - her hair was still damp from the shower
  1. Make (something) slightly wet
    • - damp a small area with water
  2. Control or restrain (a feeling or a state of affairs)
    • - she tried to damp down her feelings of despair
  3. Make (a fire) burn less strongly by reducing the flow of air to it

  4. Restrict the amplitude of vibrations on (a piano or other musical instrument) so as to reduce the volume of sound
    • - rapidly damping the cymbals after repeatedly clashing them together
  5. Progressively reduce the amplitude of (an oscillation or vibration)
    • - concrete structures damp out any vibrations
  6. Reduce the level of (a noise or sound)
    • - the ground mist clung to the hedgerows, damping down all sound
  1. Moisture diffused through the air or a solid substance or condensed on a surface, typically with detrimental or unpleasant effects

  2. Foul, stifling, or poisonous gas, esp. in a mine

  3. Damp air or atmosphere

  4. A check or discouragement
    • - shame gave a damp to her triumph

  1. a slight wetness
  2. muffle: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  3. slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"
  4. restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
  5. dampen: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  6. dampen: lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
  7. Moisture generally refers to the presence of water, often in trace amounts.
  8. Damp is a compilation album by Foetus, released in 2006 by Ectopic Ents. Officially called a , Damp collects previously-unreleased material written since 2003; new recordings of rare Foetus material; and tracks written by and/or featuring The The, Melvins, and Rotoskop. ...
  9. Damage associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) are derived molecules that can initiate and perpetuate immune response in the noninfectious inflammatory response. ...
  10. Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps". This comes from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning "vapour"), and was in use by 1480 .
  11. Damp is a jazz quartet from Oslo, Norway, originating from the Norwegian Academy of Music. at (Norwegian article) The band changed its name to Chrome Hill With the release of their third album in 2008.
  12. DAMP is a solution stack of computer software, usually free software or open-source software, that is used to run dynamic Web sites or servers running the proprietary Darwin operating system. The acronym is derived from the original acronym LAMP. ...
  13. Moisture; humidity; dampness; Fog; fogginess; vapor; Dejection or depression; A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc; To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth; To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to ...
  14. (D-AMPS) Digital AMPS (Digital-Advanced Mobile Phone Service) is the digital wireless standard widely used throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and other areas. D-AMPS uses digital TDMA on the one hand, and is required to be compatible with installed AMPS base station networks on the other. ...
  15. (D-AMPS) D-AMPS has been renamed TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access). TDMA is a digital mobile phone network that operates in the US, Latin America, New Zealand, parts of Russia and Asia Pacific. Ericsson’s TDMA mobile phones also work on AMPS networks.
  16. (D-AMPS) Digital AMPS: Used by Ericsson Inc. to describe IS-136 time division multiple access technology.
  17. (Damps) Any dangerous vapors in caves, mines etc.
  18. To cause a loss or dissipation of the oscillatory or vibrational energy of an electrical or mechanical system.
  19. The short name for a damp proof course originally made from slate, lead or bitumen treated hessian. This was prone to melting in warm weather and has now been replaced with high performance plastic. The damp proof course may be inserted in brickwork to stop damp rising or sinking. ...
  20. damage-associated molecular patterns. Examples are alarmins (defensins, cathelicidins, high-mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1), and iron-binding proteins) and mitochondrial DNA of eukaryotic cells.
  21. To reduce the “Q” or maximum resonant response, by extracting energy, usually by converting motion into heat. Your automobile’s shock absorbers damp body motion.
  22. The use of structural modifications to reduce vibrations in a snowboard, boosting its performance and handling at high speeds. Preferred over "dampening."
  23. Many skiers like this kind of feel and the best example of a line chock full of damp skis is probably K2. Also suitable to most recreational skiers.
  24. A system component or process that acts to decrease the extent of fluctuations or changes in a system variable is said to damp the variable. See AMPLIFY.
  25. deoxyadenosine monophosphate; deoxyadenylate adenosine monophosphate