Definitions for dampenˈdæm pən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

damp•enˈdæm pən(v.t.)

  1. to make damp; moisten.

  2. to dull or deaden; depress:

    to dampen one's spirits.

  3. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: damp (def. 10). 10

  4. (v.i.)to become damp.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stifle, dampen(verb)

    smother or suppress

    "Stifle your curiosity"

  2. moisten, wash, dampen(verb)

    make moist

    "The dew moistened the meadows"

  3. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

  4. dampen(verb)

    reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

  5. dampen, deaden, damp(verb)

    make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

    "muffle the message"

  6. dampen(verb)

    check; keep in check (a fire)

  7. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break(verb)

    lessen in force or effect

    "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dampen(verb)ˈdæm pən

    to make damp

    to dampen a sponge

  2. dampenˈdæm pən

    to make less exciting or happy

    words that dampened their spirits


  1. dampen(Verb)

    To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.

  2. dampen(Verb)

    To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.

  3. dampen(Verb)

    To become damp; to deaden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dampen(verb)

    to make damp or moist; to make slightly wet

  2. Dampen(verb)

    to depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen

  3. Dampen(verb)

    to become damp; to deaden

Anagrams of dampen

  1. dampne

  2. madnep

Translations for dampen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make damp.

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