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- Moderate humidity; moisture; moistness; the state or quality of being damp.
- 1960 August, R. K. Evans, “Railway Modernisation in Spain”, in Trains Illustrated, page 494:
- With 3,600 h.p. underfoot, acceleration was reasonably brisk, but the flickering wheel-slip indicator light showed the prudence of not putting full power through the traction motors while there were traces of early-morning dampness on the rails.
- 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything, page 136:
- They hadn't reckoned with the attendant personality disorders, which the coldness, the darkness, the dampness, the crampedness and the loneliness were doing nothing to decrease.
- The degree to which something is damp or moist.
- The dampness in the writing paper caused the ink to spread and smudge.