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dampen

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1 to make or become slightly or moderately wet
  • dampen a paper towel with water and use it to clean up the mess

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2 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
  • the oppressive heat dampened our spirits

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The first known use of dampen was in 1547

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“Dampen.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dampen. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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