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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A depressing restraint; A device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations; A movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace.

Usage examples (36)
  • Rain put a damper on our picnic plans
  • A balancing damper is a type of valve for the air that can be partially closed or opened.
  • Either way, their predicament could put a long-term damper on the consumer spending that typically drives U.S. growth.
  • He wants to extract revenge for what happened, and he wants to make amends before this puts a long-term damper on the NBA's popularity. for more
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