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dank (adj) damp, cold, and unpleasant.

A place that is dank is cold, wet, and unpleasant. The dank walls of a cell are its damp and cold walls giving us little comfort. The dank floor of a cave is the damp and uncomfortable floor of the cave. 'The area around the marsh was dank with worms and insects moving about.' This means that the damp surface of the area around the marsh had insects and worms moving about.

  • Prisoners in the olden days were condemned to years of imprisonment in dark and dank cells. They were not only damp but also gave out a very bad smell, making the prisoner's life miserable.
  • The cave was dank because it was near the sea, and through some concealed passage the sea water seeped into the walls of the cave, and made even the floor damp.
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