dampening

present participle of dampen
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as in undermining
to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality nothing could dampen their enthusiasm

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“Dampening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dampening. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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