What is the meaning of dampen?

verb

  • Smother or suppress.
    • usage: "Stifle your curiosity"
  • Make moist.
    • usage: "The dew moistened the meadows"
  • Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.
  • Reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves. )
  • Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible.
    • usage: "muffle the message"
  • Check; keep in check (a fire. )
  • Lessen in force or effect.
    • usage: "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
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APAWordNet. (2010). dampen. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/dampen/definitions/1269021
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