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dampening


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dampening 
  n  :  making  something  slightly  wet  [syn:  {moistening}] 




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