Definition of dampness in English:



  • The state or condition of being slightly wet.

    ‘the dampness in the air’
    • ‘They are concerned that heavy natural dampness in the wetland area could spell trouble for residents' health if homes are built there.’
    • ‘The main reasons for the poor condition of houses were disrepair and dampness.’
    • ‘This will protect the food and the patients from the dampness which is chronic in every room of the institution.’
    • ‘Instead of a pristine home, the prince was being met by the reek of dampness and ruined walls and flooring.’
    • ‘Like all old houses, many of the rooms had open fires, but dampness and condensation was a problem.’
    • ‘I hate the dampness and the rain and the constant cold and grey sky.’
    • ‘The second task in the restoration project is the re-leading of the roof valleys, also to prevent dampness.’
    • ‘Well, now she's on a mission to fix the dampness seeping through the wall behind the shower.’
    • ‘Its beauty is dependent on its dampness and greenness, and it looks awful when it is too dry.’
    • ‘Control humidity levels and dampness by using air conditioners and de-humidifiers.’
    • ‘We felt foolish standing there with rain water soaking up our ragged jean clad legs so we pretended that we liked that feeling of creeping dampness on the tube.’
    • ‘One of the first steps is to treat dampness and replace any rotten timbers.’
    • ‘The wind was cold, and colder still with all the dampness off the water.’
    • ‘Inside the mill dampness is baring the wood-made bricks after nearly 150 years, and requires some action.’
    • ‘Mold can grow almost anywhere there is water damage, high humidity or dampness.’
    • ‘Slight problem with water getting around the wing mirrors - check for dampness.’
    • ‘There is a certain sadness in the sight of dampness on the window pane as the rain pours down outside.’
    • ‘In the winter dampness, the smell of the mule dung and the mangoes was suffocating.’
    • ‘Building regulations stipulate that to counter dampness in the kitchen and bathroom, you must have a fan.’
    • ‘If there is no damp-proofing in place in your basement, the problem could be dampness.’
    moisture, damp, humidity, wetness, wet, water, liquid, condensation, steam, vapour, clamminess, mugginess, dankness, wateriness
    rain, raininess, dew, drizzle, precipitation, spray
    perspiration, sweat
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