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dampproof

[ damp-proof ]
/ ˈdæmpˌpruf /
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adjective
resistant to dampness or the effects of dampness.
verb (used with object)
to make dampproof.
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Origin of dampproof

First recorded in 1880–85; damp + -proof
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How to use dampproof in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dampproof

damp-proof
/ building trades /

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