Dampen

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Dampen Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  • lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
  • check; keep in check (a fire)
  • make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  • smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
  • reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  • deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

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Dampen Sample Sentences in News


  • Rain fails to dampen cheer as Obama attends India parade
    New Delhi (AFP) - Rain failed to dampen spirits at India's Republic Day parade Monday as Barack Obama became the first US president to attend the spectacular military and cultural display in a sign of the nations' growing closeness. Read more on this news related to 'Dampen'
  • Rain fails to dampen spirits as Obama attends India parade
    New Delhi (AFP) - Rain failed to dampen spirits at India's Republic Day parade Monday as Barack Obama became the first US president to attend the spectacular military and cultural display in a sign of the nations' growing closeness. Read more on this news related to 'Dampen'
  • Plunging oil prices expected to dampen Texas revenue outlook
    AUSTIN, Texas — Plunging oil prices are expected to dampen how much money lawmakers will have to spend when the Texas Legislature returns to work this week. Read more on this news related to 'Dampen'

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