Crossword clues for damp
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
deoxyribonucleotide \deoxyribonucleotide\ n. an organic molecule consisting of a hereocyclic base attached to the 1-carbon of a deoxyribose ring, with a phosphate group esterified at the 5 position of the deoxyribose. Deoxyribonuceotides are the monomer units which make up deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecule carrying the hereditary information in most organisms. The most common forms of deoxyribonuceotide are thymidine-5'-phosphate (abbreviated TMP), deoxyadenosine-5'-phosphate (abbreviated dAMP), deoxyguanosine-5'-phosphate (abbreviated dGMP), and deoxycytidine-5'-phosphate (abbreviated dCMP).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "noxious vapor," perhaps in Old English but there is no record of it. If not, probably from Middle Low German damp; ultimately in either case from Proto-Germanic *dampaz (cognates: Old High German damph, German Dampf "vapor;" Old Norse dampi "dust"). Sense of "moisture, humidity" is first certainly attested 1706.
1580s, "dazed," from damp (n.). Meaning "slightly wet" is from 1706. Related: Dampness.\n
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.
1 Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist. 2 (context obsolete English) Pertaining to or affected by noxious vapours; dejected, stupified. n. 1 moisture; humidity; dampness. 2 (context archaic English) Fog; fogginess; vapor. 3 (context archaic English) Dejection or depression. 4 (context archaic or historical mining English) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pits, etc. v
1 (context transitive archaic English) To dampen; to render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; as, to damp cloth. 2 (context transitive archaic English) 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. 3 (context transitive English) To suppress vibrations (mechanical) or oscillations (electrical) by converting energy to heat (or some other form of energy).
restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
Structural dampness is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure.
A high proportion of damp problems in buildings are caused by condensation, rain penetration or rising damp.
Damp is a jazz quartet from Oslo, Norway, originating from the Norwegian Academy of Music. The band changed its name to Chrome Hill With the release of their third album in 2008.
Historically, gases (other than breathable air) in coal mines in Britain were collectively known as "damps". This comes from the Middle Low German word dampf (meaning " vapour"), and was in use by 1480.
- Afterdamp, a mixture of gases ( carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and others) produced following explosions of firedamp or coal dust
- Blackdamp, stythe or choke damp, a suffocating mixture of nitrogen and carbon dioxide
- Firedamp, any mixture of flammable gases, principally methane
- Stinkdamp, usually hydrogen sulfide; toxic and explosive, but easily detectable by the smell
- Whitedamp, carbon monoxide, highly dangerous due to being both toxic and explosive but having no warning smell.
The term damp also gives rise to damp sheet, a heavy curtain used to direct air currents and prevent the buildup of dangerous gases.
Damp is a compilation album Foetus, released in November 2006 by Ectopic Ents. Damp collects previously-unreleased material written since 2003, new recordings of rare Foetus material and tracks written by and/or featuring The The, Melvins, and Rotoskop.
Damp is an alternate term for Moisture.
Damp or DAMP may also refer to:
- Damp (structural)
- Damp, Germany, a municipality in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
- Damp, a compilation album by Foetus
- Damp (mining), a gaseous product formed in coal mines, pits, etc.
- Damp (Norwegian band), a Norwegian band
- DAMP (software bundle), a solution stack of software, usually free software/open-source software, used to run dynamic Web sites
- DAMP Project (Downrange Anti-missile Measurement Program), a ballistic missiles research program
- DAMPs, or Damage associated molecular pattern molecules, molecules that can initiate and perpetuate an immune response
- Deficits in Attention, Motor control and Perception, a psychiatric concept conceived by Christopher Gillberg
- Deoxyadenosine monophosphate, or dAMP, is a derivative of the common nucleic acid AMP
- Digital AMPS, or D-AMPS, are second-generation (2G) mobile phone systems
- Hitachi Disk Array Management Program, a software for managing disk storage array
- Damage associated molecular pattern molecules
DAMP is a solution stack of computer software, usually free software or open-source software, that is used to run dynamic Web sites or servers running the Darwin operating system. The acronym is derived from the original acronym LAMP. The expansion is as follows:
Usage examples of "damp".
Selene pulled the damp cloth of her white spencer, a sort of antebellum blouse, away from her neck and tried to blow inside the steamy confines of her garment, to no avail.
When Rupoti Apa handed her a bowl of the rice, she made a cradle of her damp sari and put the child in it while she fingered the rice into her mouth.
There was a bronze plaque screwed into a boulder announcing the start of the Appalachian Trail, and nearby on a post was a wooden box containing a Bic pen on a length of string and a standard spiral notebook, its pages curled from the damp air.
In real life I fell out of my bed at the Hotel Arapahoe, In the dream my damp, innocent pink lungs shriveled into two black raisins.
With the tip of his tongue, Arian forged a hot, damp trail to the nape of her neck.
The climate, chill and perpetually damp, gave rise to a host of diseases which our Atlantian blood had never encountered and could not tolerate.
Moon merely retaining its previous Solar orbit with a somewhat increased eccentricity that would gradually damp out, eventually leaving the Moon riding secure, square on the former barycenter, the old center of gravity for the Earth-Moon system.
She was half asleep when, a minute or so later, he disengaged from her, got up to extinguish the candles, and then lay down at her side, pulled the bedcovers up over their damp bodies, and slid one arm beneath her head.
The worshippers come down the steps blinking and damp, moving slowly and with the extreme caution which a new and vaster environment always exacts, heading across lawns or toward the parking lots where their cars seem to be swimming in the bluesteel incandescence of the gravel.
Yet I am obliged to live in this damp little boghole, for the man who would pass a night in Konnor is not to be met with in this county!
Then there was a boneshaker impact, a damp thud, and they were disorientatingly, motionless.
He blotted his forehead-warm and damp from both the burkha and the stillness of the room, then took another small sip of the wine, enjoying the tang, but not wishing to let it creep up on him.
That conflict had damped the fires of the feud by killing off dozens of Cades and McCrays, and leaving the survivors with their fill of death.
The wilted, damp hay strewn over the floor gave off a musty smell that reminded Calliste of wet horsehair.
The smell of damp, ripening wheat and canola rolled in through the open windows.