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dampen

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verb damp·en \ˈdam-pən\

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-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to check or diminish the activity or vigor of :  deaden <the heat dampened our spirits>

  3. 2 :  to make damp <the shower barely dampened the ground>

  4. 3 :  damp 1c

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become damp

  7. 2 :  to become deadened or depressed

damp·en·er play \-nər\ noun

Examples of dampen

  1. Dampen the spot with a wet cloth.

  2. The shower barely dampened the ground.

  3. We wouldn't let the bad weather dampen our excitement.



1547

First Known Use of dampen

1547



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