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Dampen   /dˈæmpən/   Listen
Dampen

verb
(past & past part. dampened; pres. part. dampening)
1.
Smother or suppress.  Synonym: stifle.
2.
Make moist.  Synonyms: moisten, wash.
3.
Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.  Synonyms: damp, dull, muffle, mute, tone down.
4.
Reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves).
5.
Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible.  Synonyms: damp, deaden.
6.
Check; keep in check (a fire).
7.
Lessen in force or effect.  Synonyms: break, damp, soften, weaken.  "Break a fall"



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Words linked to "Dampen" :   deafen, check, inhibit, blunt, humidify, moisturize, baste, conquer, stimulate, stamp down, suppress, suffocate, subdue, choke, moisturise, delay, wet, curb, retard



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