a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
- My heart beat thick in the course of the interview.
- The party was a bit of a damp squib.
- Leather can deteriorate in damp conditions.
- Bread tends to mould in damp weather.
- The damp climate seriously disagreed with her.
- Your request will be dealt with in due course.