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  Definition of dampen
  1. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  2. lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
  3. check; keep in check (a fire)
  4. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  5. smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
  6. reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  7. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
Similar Words: moisten, wash, damp, soften, weaken, break, deaden, stifle, muffle, mute, dull, tone down

 

Hyponyms: humidify, moisturize, moisturise, baste, deafen, deaden, damp, suffocate, choke

 

Derivational Morphology: dampener, moistener, moistening, dampening, moisture, wet, weakener, damper, muffler, stifler, smotherer, mute, silencer

 

Anagrams: madnep

 

 
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