Definition of dampness in US English:

dampness

noun

  • The state or condition of being slightly wet.

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

dampness

/ˈdampnəs//ˈdæmpnəs/