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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

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There is a link between a dampened mood and Facebook," informed Austrian psychologists Christina Sagioglou and Tobias Greitmeyer, Viral Global News reported.
A sharp fall in the euro versus the yen also dampened sentiment, they said.
Chennai, March 19 (ANI): With a large number of people struggling to make credit card payments that has dampened the spirit of the banks to rope in new customers, the credit card business is at an all time low in Chennai.
An undervalued renminbi does not seem to have dampened the country's imports.
As the Washington Post reported, the "Bush White House and the incoming Republican congressional leadership have scaled back their ambitious tax cut proposals and dampened expectations for an overhaul of Social Security.
Isadore and Lili may have dampened the city, but they couldn't dampen spirits at the international event.
NEW YORK - Lean inventories and consumer skittishness dampened July sales for many retailers but helped profits as merchants didn't have to resort to heavy discounting to get rid of shorts and T-shirts to make room for back-to-school items.
Life abroad has not dampened Leavitt's ability to write about the contradictory impulses of gay relationships and sex in language that is wry and poignant.
But neither that nor the recent discovery of foot-and-mouth disease among cattle in two Argentine provinces has dampened the interest of diners.
Output and employment requirements in the industry also could be dampened as better recordkeeping and a more efficient flow of information lead to less duplicated effort and fewer medical errors.
As at Magenta, noise is dampened by blocks of 'quilted' acoustic panels and the end walls of the vault are also covered in timber strips.
Not only did the gene get into each patient's cancer cells, Ueno reported at the meeting, it dampened the activity of HER-2/neu in those cells.
In Montana, personal income growth was dampened by declines in earnings in farming, in construction, in transportation and public utilities, and in wholesale trade and by a below-average increase in earnings in retail trade.
Even cycles of financial speculation and excess are likely to be dampened because of the heightened concern for balance-sheet rectitude.
The general aviation, automobile, and energy sectors remain weak, but they have only slightly dampened what has been a healthy state economy overall.