Definition of damp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

damp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dæmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they damp
BrE BrE//dæmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dæmp//
 
he / she / it damps
BrE BrE//dæmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dæmps//
 
past simple damped
BrE BrE//dæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dæmpt//
 
past participle damped
BrE BrE//dæmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dæmpt//
 
-ing form damping
BrE BrE//ˈdæmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæmpɪŋ//
 
 
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damp something = dampen She damped a towel and wrapped it round his leg. Word Origin Middle English (in the noun sense ‘noxious inhalation’): of West Germanic origin; related to a Middle Low German word meaning ‘vapour, steam, smoke’. Phrasal Verbsdamp somethingdown