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dampen

verb

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  1. 1 to make or become slightly or moderately wet dampen a paper towel with water and use it to clean up the mess Synonyms of dampen bedew, damp, moistenWords Related to dampen bathe, lave; douse (also dowse), drench, impregnate, saturate, soak, souse, steep, wash, water, wet; humidify; dip, dunk, immerge, immerse; flush, irrigate, rinse, sluice; refresh, rehydrate, remoistenNear Antonyms of dampen dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, parch, scorch, searAntonyms of dampen dry

  2. 2 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling the oppressive heat dampened our spirits Synonyms of dampen benumb, blunt, cauterize, damp, dull, deaden, numbWords Related to dampen 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; abate, moderateNear Antonyms of dampen amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms of dampen sharpen, whet

  3. 3 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality nothing could dampen their enthusiasm Synonyms of dampen castrate, damp, dehydrate, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyWords Related to dampen burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of dampen 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; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms of dampen brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify


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