damp
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damp(
dahmp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slightly wet)
a. húmedo
Do you think the grass is too damp to have a picnic?¿Crees que el pasto está demasiado húmedo para hacer un pícnic?
This towel is still damp. I'm going to put it back in the dryer.Esta toalla todavía está húmeda. Voy a volver a ponerla en la secadora.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (wet air)
a. la humedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cold and the damp make this an inhospitable place to live.El frío y la humedad hacen que este sea un lugar inhóspito para vivir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make wet)
a. humedecer
By damping the leather, you make it more flexible.Al humedecer el cuero, lo haces más flexible.
4. (to make quieter)
a. amortiguar
These acoustic panels will help to damp the sound in the auditorium.Estos paneles acústicos ayudarán a amortiguar el sonido en el auditorio.
5. (to extinguish)
a. sofocar
We can put this blanket over the firepit to damp the coals.Podemos colocar esta manta encima de la fogata para sofocar las brasas.
6. (to make disappear)
a. apagar
The accident did not damp his enthusiasm for car racing.El accidente no apagó su entusiasmo por las carreras automovilísticas.
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damp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la humedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. húmedo(a)
3. (fig)
a.
a damp squibun chasco
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a.
to damp somebody's spiritsdesanimar a alguien
to damp down a firesofocar un fuego
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damp [dæmp]
adjective
damper (comparative)dampest (superlative) [+house, air, skin, grass] húmedo
object, air, weather, sponge, grass, skin, clothes, hair
wipe with a damp cloth límpielo con un trapo húmedo; damp conditions are the worst enemy of old manuscripts la humedad es el peor enemigo de los manuscritos
the match was played in damp conditions
it smells damp in here aquí huele a humedad or a húmedo; a damp patch una mancha de humedad
there was a damp patch on the wall
to be a damp squib
the concert was a bit of a damp squib el concierto fue decepcionante; nos llevamos un chasco con el concierto
noun
(also dampness) humedad (f)
transitive verb
1 (moisten) humedecer
3 (deaden) [+sounds] amortiguar; [+vibration] mitigar
modifier
damp course (n) aislante (m) hidrófugo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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