Carlos hit the ball so hard that gravity never had a chance to damp down the aerodynamic motion.
My eldest son, a sleepy teenager, found a damp baby hummingbird, dazed and confused.
Outside a late-autumn storm was building and the air in the room was damp.
With me tagging along, they dove into a rudimentary, damp shelter they had dug in a wood nearby.
The end product is the closest I've come to achieving that "damp, gummy richness" McCullers' Frankie enjoyed so much.
From pain, cold, and damp, a feverish shivering shook his whole body.
They seemed in blissful ignorance of the fact that it was damp.
Then they squeezed the water all out of it so it was kind of damp and muggy like.
This takes place generally on a damp, close evening or cloudy morning.
This ordeal did not damp their courage; soon came to close quarters with foe.
early 14c., "a 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 (cf. Old High German damph, German Dampf "vapor;" Old Norse dampi "dust"). Sense of "moisture, humidity" is first certainly attested 1706.
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.