dampen


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  • verb

Synonyms for dampen

Synonyms for dampen

to make moist

to decrease or dull the sound of

Synonyms for dampen

deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

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make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

check

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lessen in force or effect

References in periodicals archive ?
The rod alone dampens noise and vibration, in addition to helping eliminate torque.
For the new "Toptent" restaurant, Flinstering in Breda, Archiobel was able to dampen the sound by 72 decibels, so that the neighbors would not experience any problems with loud music or noise.
But not even gridlock or the occasional rain sprinkle could dampen the riders' enthusiasm.
It has to be said that I never needed tests to dampen MY enthusiasm for it.
Furthermore, e-business automation and self-service dampen the need for these workers in brick-and-mortar activities.
When the body isn't under assault, however, CLA appears to dampen down the natural background level of immune stimulation.
Thirty-four percent of CFOs say the run-up in oil prices will dampen their firms' earnings.
It will help dampen inflation for years, because wage levels in the emerging nations are substantially below those in industrial countries.
But fire service officials hope predicted rainfall over the next few days will dampen moorland.
I don't want to dampen expectations and dampen the mood," he said.
Ms Bennett claims there should be no rush to dampen the economy by raising interest rates.
Rent stabilization often significantly diminishes a rental building's cash flow and consequently can seriously dampen its value.
A reanalysis of seven studies on people exposed to EMFs now suggests that a person must be aroused or stressed for EMFs to dampen heart-rate variability.
A volatile stock market and the wave of adverse publicity affecting Internet shares have failed to dampen investor enthusiasm for the 'new economy', according to a new survey.