rising damp

noun

capillary movement of moisture from the ground into the walls of buildings. It results in structural damage up to a level of three feet

Nearby words

  1. rishi,
  2. risibility,
  3. risible,
  4. rising,
  5. rising action,
  6. rising diphthong,
  7. rising hinge,
  8. rising rhythm,
  9. rising sign,
  10. rising trot

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