Dank

Dank

Damp; moist; humid; wet. Now that the fields are dank and ways are mire. (Milton) Cheerless watches on the cold, dank ground. (Trench)

Origin: cf. Dial, Sw. Dank a moist place in a field, Icel. Dokk pit, pool; possibly akin to E. Damp or to daggle dew.


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