dampen


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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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2 : to make dull or less active <A bad start didn't dampen our confidence.
In addition to holding cutting tools, toolholders dampen vibration, which can occur during machining, protecting the machine spindle, reducing chipping of the cutting edge, and increasing tool life.
The question Thursday was whether the rain would dampen this weekend's Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
When a factory closes, when farmers are told to change crops and learn anew, when comfort is banished and replaced by competition, it can dampen a country's will.
Heavy curtains can be drawn to dampen acoustics for amplified music, speech, and movies.
The pores, created by using stones of similar size in the asphalt mix, are thought to dampen the hiss of the pumped air and to impair the acoustic reflectivity of the road surface.
Agents that dampen the protein's activity could be treatments for drug overdoses, they say.
EXPERTS'' are warning us that testing children too young can dampen their enthusiasm for a subject -in this case, science.
Isadore and Lili may have dampened the city, but they couldn't dampen spirits at the international event.
Furthermore, e-business automation and self-service dampen the need for these workers in brick-and-mortar activities.
It will help dampen inflation for years, because wage levels in the emerging nations are substantially below those in industrial countries.
Acting to dampen overall growth in 1993 will be the continuing shift of resources from defense to nondefense industries.
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.