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Definition of rising damp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rising damp

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌraɪzɪŋ ˈdæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌraɪzɪŋ ˈdæmp//
 
[uncountable] (British English)
 
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a condition in which water comes up from the ground into the walls of a building, causing damage