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DAMP, a.

1. Moist humid being in a state between dry and wet as a damp cloth damp air sometimes, foggy as, the atmosphere is damp but it may be damp without visible vapor.
2. Dejected sunk depressed chilled.

DAMP, n.

1. Moist air humidity moisture fog.
2. Dejection depression of spirits chill. We say, to strike a damp, or to cast a damp, on the spirits.
3. Damps. plu. Noxious exhalations issuing from the earth, and deleterious or fatal to animal life. These are often known to exist in wells, which continue long covered and not used, and in mines and coal-pits and sometimes they issue from the old lavas of volcanoes. These damps are usually the carbonic acid gas, vulgarly called choke-damp, which instantly suffocates or some inflammable gas, called fire-damp.


1. To moisten to make humid, or moderately wet.
2. To chill to deaden to depress or deject to abate as, to damp the spirits to damp the ardor of passion.
3. To weaken to make dull as, to damp sound.
4. To check or restrain, as action or vigor to make languid to discourage as, to damp industry.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Damp'. King James Dictionary.

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