Definition of dampen
dampeningplay \ˈdamp-niŋ, ˈdam-pə-\
dampenerplay \-nər\ noun
Examples of dampen in a Sentence
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 English Language Learners
Definition of dampen for English Language Learners
: to make (something) somewhat or slightly wet : to make (something) damp
: to make (something) less strong or active
DAMPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of dampen for Students
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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