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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damp  \Damp\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Damped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Damping}.]  [OE.  dampen  to  choke,  suffocate.  See  {Damp},  n.] 
  1.  To  render  damp;  to  moisten;  to  make  humid,  or  moderately 
  wet;  to  dampen;  as  to  damp  cloth. 
 
  2.  To  put  out  as  fire;  to  depress  or  deject;  to  deaden;  to 
  cloud;  to  check  or  restrain,  as  action  or  vigor;  to  make 
  dull;  to  weaken;  to  discourage.  ``To  damp  your  tender 
  hopes.''  --Akenside. 
 
  Usury  dulls  and  damps  all  industries,  improvements, 
  and  new  inventions,  wherein  money  would  be  stirring 
  if  it  were  not  for  this  slug.  --Bacon. 
 
  How  many  a  day  has  been  damped  and  darkened  by  an 
  angry  word!  --Sir  J. 
  Lubbock. 
 
  The  failure  of  his  enterprise  damped  the  spirit  of 
  the  soldiers.  --Macaulay. 




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