Simple Definition of dampen
: to make (something) somewhat or slightly wet : to make (something) damp
: to make (something) less strong or active
Full Definition of dampen
damp·eneddamp·en·ing play \ˈdamp-niŋ, ˈdam-pə-\
Examples of dampen
Dampen the spot with a wet cloth.
The shower barely dampened the ground.
We wouldn't let the bad weather dampen our excitement.
First Known Use of dampen
DAMPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of dampen
1 : to make or become slighty wet <Please dampen this washcloth.>
2 : to make dull or less active <A bad start didn't dampen our confidence.>
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