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Meaning & Definition of Dampen in English

English

Dampen

/dæmpən/

verb

1. Smother or suppress

  • "Stifle your curiosity"
    synonym:
  • stifle
  • ,
  • dampen

2. Make moist

  • "The dew moistened the meadows"
    synonym:
  • moisten
  • ,
  • wash
  • ,
  • dampen

3. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    synonym:
  • muffle
  • ,
  • mute
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • damp
  • ,
  • dampen
  • ,
  • tone down

4. Reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

    synonym:
  • dampen

5. Make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

  • "Muffle the message"
    synonym:
  • dampen
  • ,
  • deaden
  • ,
  • damp

6. Check

  • Keep in check (a fire)
    synonym:
  • dampen

7. Lessen in force or effect

  • "Soften a shock"
  • "Break a fall"
    synonym:
  • dampen
  • ,
  • damp
  • ,
  • soften
  • ,
  • weaken
  • ,
  • break