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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make moist; Lessen in force or effect; Check; Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; Smother or suppress; Reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves); Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.

Usage examples (34)
  • BOSTON (Ticker) -- Kyle Davies was not about to let a little rain dampen his major league debut.
  • Different parts of the human body – for instance, bones and soft tissues like the brain – dampen X-rays differently.
  • This headline in the UKTimes cracked me up - not "dampen" but:
  • They'll make their way in and just kind of dampen things every single morning until next weekend. for more
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