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  • n. Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.
  • n. Degree to which something is damp or moist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Moisture; moistness; moderate humidity: as, the dampness of a fog, of the ground, or of a cloth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slight wetness


damp +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • Luckily, we have a fancy bathroom that includes a drying feature, but my main concern about dampness is a stickiness on the veneer flooring.

    Safety Japan

  • Under his palm he could still feel a slight dampness from the sap; it was oozing out little by little, like the blood of a man slowly bleeding to death .

    Sunday Salon: Scent of the Night

  • Across his chest he laid his Mauser rifle, lingering affectionately for a moment to wipe the dampness from the barrel.

    Koolau the Leper

  • Mauser rifle, lingering affectionately for a moment to wipe the dampness from the barrel.

    Koolau the Leper

  • The atmosphere threw off that chilly dampness which is felt after the passage of a great meteor.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Well, from that he started in, an 'he didn't stop tell he had expounded about every kind of dampness that ever descended from heaven or rose from the earth.

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

  • A wash-house kind of dampness, a stale smell of moist clay, rose from the floor.

    His Masterpiece

  • It makes a mighty difference, the whole area being cooled; and the area perhaps not being in all respects, such as dampness, etc., etc., fitted for such temperate plants as could get in.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • The problem underlying the actual physical maladies one can receive is 'dampness'.


  • "I've received calls again today from residents who are both home owners and tenants in Ballinacurra Weston, and who now have to cope with another boarded up house in their area, which, apart from adding to the extremely poor appearance of the estate, will now create problems, such as dampness for those living on either side.

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