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The dripping of water reached the ear; the smell of dampness the nostrils.

Round these there were circles of dampness, showing that evaporation was taking place.

A faint, searching woods perfume of dampness greets your nostrils.

The only thing she did not like was the courtyard's dampness.

The dampness was affecting him, and he wrapped his muffler more closely about his neck.

No dampness or phosphorus impaired the clarity of its walls.

In this way, the asphalt is held in position, and is an absolute prevention of dampness.

The night winds were drying the dampness from the marble brow.

A breath of dampness wafts to me The musty odour of the vault.

As it was, the incessant chill and dampness of the weather had done his health no good.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to suffocate," from damp (n.). Figurative meaning "to deaden (the spirits, etc.)" attested by 1540s. Meaning "to moisten" is recorded from 1670s. Related: Damped; damping.

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