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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  • U.S. stocks open lower as economic data dampen mood
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  • Lower gasoline prices dampen U.S. consumer inflation
    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell over the past year for the first time since 2009 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates. Other data on Thursday showed a rebound in business investment spending plans and a steadily firming labor market, s Read more on this news related to 'Dampen'
  • E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice
    Title: E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice Category: Health News Created: 2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM Read more on this news related to 'Dampen'

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