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Synonyms for dampening

the act of making something slightly wet


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He also said that the link between dampening of emotions and blood pressure is believed to be involved in the development of hypertension and risk for coronary heart disease, and may also be involved in disorders of emotion regulation, such as bipolar disorders and depression.
The carbon body surrounds a dampening core that reduces noise and vibration.
This unique ride dampening system utilizes high tensile polymer blocks to dampen the track oscillation during ground operation.
What investment sales brokers say has had a major dampening effect on the potential value of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, however, is the complex's high number of rent stabilized apartments.
Craig says Colorfix allows you to choose how much color to remove, from a slight dampening of your new shade to full removal.
Besides dampening noise, porous surfaces drain rain, potentially reducing accidents.
The cellular pore structure of cedar makes it a superb acoustic insulant with better sound dampening properties than most other structural materials.
I see more legislation up here that is dampening that spirit, and is almost punishing the risk-taker and rewarding the risk-less path.
It leads to the automation of some job functions and replaces others with self-service operations, raising output per worker and dampening employment requirements in some occupations, as well as in the industries in which those occupations are concentrated.
Such a dampening, Cook notes, is usually a good thing.
com difficulties do not seem to be dampening investment spirits.
I believe it will have no dampening effect on consumer confidence.
Still, FTC watchers predict it will have a dampening effect on future deals.