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Dampen meaning

dampen - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. deaden ( a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  2. 2. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  3. 3. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
  4. 4. To become damp; to deaden.
  5. 5. To damp.

dampen - examples of usage

  1. For a moment it seemed to dampen the ardor of the men; but it was but for an instant. - "American Merchant Ships and Sailors", Willis J. Abbot.
  2. She had not the courage to make her request in so many words, but instead brought forward a succession of gloomy prophecies calculated to dampen expectation in the mind of any but the most enthusiastic rider. - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  3. Belle and Olive Reynolds, who were sitting on the bed- Jean could never keep them off it- were High School girls; they were said to be always laughing, and even the fact that they could not go home for Christmas because a young brother had measles did not dampen their spirits. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
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