Damp off

Damp off
Damp off Damp" off` To decay and perish through excessive moisture. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • damp off — verb To decay and perish through excessive moisture mostly said of plants …   Wiktionary

  • damp off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. wilt, droop, shrivel; see die 1 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • damp — [damp] n. [MDu, vapor, steam, akin to OHG, MHG, Ger dampf < IE base * dhem , to smoke, mist > DANK] 1. a slight wetness; moisture 2. a harmful gas sometimes found in mines; firedamp; blackdamp 3. Archaic a dejected or depressed state adj. 1 …   English World dictionary

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  • damp — adj., n., & v. adj. slightly wet; moist. n. 1 diffused moisture in the air, on a surface, or in a solid, esp. as a cause of inconvenience or danger. 2 dejection; discouragement. 3 = FIREDAMP. v.tr. 1 make damp; moisten. 2 (often foll. by down) a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damp|ing-off — «DAM pihng F», noun. a disease that causes the decay of young plants, especially seedlings and cuttings, at the surface of the ground, caused by various fungi that live near the surface of the soil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Damp (structural) — For other uses, see Damp (disambiguation). Detail showing some of the causes of damp penetration Structural dampness refers to the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or… …   Wikipedia

  • Damp proofing — A damp proofing barrier Damp proofing in construction is a type of waterproofing applied to building foundation walls to prevent moisture from passing through the walls into interior spaces. A damp proof course (often abbreviated to DPC) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • damp — 01. My mother always told me not to go to bed with [damp] hair, or I could catch a cold. 02. Benula s hair was [damp] from walking outside in the falling snow. 03. The clothes in the dryer are still [damp], so you d better turn it on for another… …   Grammatical examples in English

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