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dampen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dampen  \Damp"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dampened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dampening}.] 
  1.  To  make  damp  or  moist;  to  make  slightly  wet. 
 
  2.  To  depress;  to  check;  to  make  dull;  to  lessen. 
 
  In  a  way  that  considerably  dampened  our  enthusiasm. 
  --The  Century. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dampen  \Damp"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  damp;  to  deaden.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dampen 
  v  1:  smother  or  suppress;  "Stifle  your  curiosity"  [syn:  {stifle}] 
  [ant:  {stimulate}] 
  2:  make  moist;  "The  dew  moistened  the  meadows"  [syn:  {moisten}, 
  {wash}] 
  3:  deaden  (a  sound  or  noise),  esp.  by  wrapping  [syn:  {muffle}, 
  {mute},  {dull},  {damp},  {tone  down}] 
  4:  reduce  the  amplitude  (of  oscillations  or  waves) 
  5:  quieten  or  silence  (a  sound)  or  make  (an  image)  less  visible 
  [syn:  {muffle},  {mute},  {deaden},  {damp},  {tone  down}] 
  6:  check;  keep  in  check  (a  fire) 
  7:  lessen  in  force  or  effect;  "soften  a  shock";  "break  a  fall" 
  [syn:  {damp},  {soften},  {weaken},  {break}] 




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