- to wither and die because of mildew, as seedlings, plant shoots, etc.
Other Word Forms of Damp
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Origin of Damp
Akin to Low German damp, Dutch damp, and Danish damp (“vapor, steam, fog”), German Dampf, Icelandic dampi, Swedish damm (“dust”), and to German dampf imperative of dimpfen (“to smoke”). Also Old English dampen (“to choke, suffocate”).
Middle English poison gas perhaps from Middle Dutch vapor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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