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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Damp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Damped p. pr. & vb. n. Damping.]
 1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
 2. To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage. “To damp your tender hopes.”
    Usury dulls and damps all industries, improvements, and new inventions, wherein money would be stirring if it were not for this slug.   --Bacon.
    How many a day has been damped and darkened by an angry word!   --Sir J. Lubbock.
    The failure of his enterprise damped the spirit of the soldiers.   --Macaulay.