Synonyms and Antonyms of dampen
to make or become slightly or moderately wet
- Dampen a paper towel with water and use it to clean up the mess.
douse (also dowse), drench, impregnate, saturate, soak, souse, steep, wash, water, wet
dip, dunk, immerge, immerse
flush, irrigate, rinse, sluice
refresh, rehydrate, remoisten
to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
- The oppressive heat dampened our spirits.
muffle, mute, tone (down)
decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue
debilitate, enfeeble, weaken
dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane
alleviate, ease, lighten
amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen
animate, arouse, stimulate
to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality
- Nothing could dampen their enthusiasm.
burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
arouse, rouse, stir
charge, electrify, galvanize
excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up)
abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift