Etymology
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dank (adj.)

"saturated with cold moisture," c. 1400, earlier as a verb (early 14c.), now obsolete, meaning "to moisten," used of mists, dews, etc. Perhaps from Scandinavian (compare Swedish dank "moist place," dänka "to moisten") or German (compare Middle High German damph, Dutch damp "vapor"). Now largely superseded by damp (adj.). As a noun, "cold moisture," c. 1400. Related: Dankly; dankness.

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Definitions of dank

dank (adj.)
unpleasantly cool and humid;
dank rain forests
a dank cellar
Synonyms: clammy
From wordnet.princeton.edu