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1‘her hair was still damp from the shower’
moist, moistened, wettish, dampened, dampish
humid, steamy, muggy, clammy, sweaty, sticky, dank, moisture-laden, wet, wetted, rainy, drizzly, showery, misty, foggy, vaporous, dewy
1‘you could feel the damp in the air’
moisture, dampness, humidity, wetness, wet, water, liquid, condensation, steam, vapour, clamminess, mugginess, dankness, wateriness
rain, raininess, dew, drizzle, precipitation, spray
1‘gradually sweat damped the edges of his hair’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.