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British Dictionary definitions for damp-proof

damp-proof

verb
  1. to protect against the incursion of damp by adding a dampcourse or by coating with a moisture-resistant preparation
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adjective
  1. protected against damp or causing protection against dampa damp-proof course
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Examples from the Web for damp-proof

Historical Examples

  • The good points of concrete are manifold; it forms a strong, fire-resisting, and damp-proof structure.

    Inventors at Work

    George Iles

  • The base of the cavity should be taken down a course or two below the level of the damp-proof course.

  • A damp-proof course has been introduced consisting of a thin sheet of lead sandwiched between layers of asphalt.