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Meaning of DAMPEN

Pronunciation:  'dampun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  2. [v]  lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
  3. [v]  check; keep in check (a fire)
  4. [v]  make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  5. [v]  smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
  6. [v]  reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  7. [v]  deaden (a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping

DAMPEN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break, damp, damp, dull, moisten, muffle, mute, soften, stifle, tone down, wash, weaken
 Antonyms: excite, stimulate
 See Also: baste, blunt, check, choke, conquer, curb, dampen, deaden, deafen, delay, humidify, inhibit, moisturise, moisturize, retard, soften, stamp down, subdue, suffocate, suppress, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Damp"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dampened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Dampening}.]
    1. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
    2. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
             In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
                                                   --The Century.
  2. \Damp"en\, v. i.
    To become damp; to deaden. --Byron.
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