What does dampen mean?

Definitions for dampenˈdæm pən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dampen.

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"


  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 for dampen »

  1. dampne

  2. madnep


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dampen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dampen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sam Chi Yung:

    The suspension will shut funds out of the markets and further dampen purchasing power.

  2. Financial Secretary John Tsang:

    Prolonged political bickering is detrimental to public administration and the international image of Hong Kong as a stable, law-abiding and efficient city. It may even dampen investors' confidence in Hong Kong.

  3. Christian Schulz:

    But it's a reminder that Germany's growth at the moment is driven by consumption and not by the manufacturing backbone of the economy which at least at the beginning of year should somewhat dampen the growth outlook.

  4. Liu Jingde:

    Investor sentiment was undoubtedly hurt by the margin trading news despite CSRC saying they did not intend to dampen the stock market, i expect the market to be quite volatile in the near term although over the longer term, it is still a bull market.

  5. Nobuyuki Nakahara:

    Oil prices are likely to keep falling due to slower Chinese growth and because the years of prices above $100 before the recent plunge were 'abnormal' historically, i would not be surprised if the price falls to as low as around $20... It is purely due to supply and demand. There is a ceiling for oil because high energy prices dampen economic growth.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • угнетявам, навлажнявам се, навлажнявам, обезсърчавамBulgarian
  • reducir, humedecer, humectar, deprimirSpanish
  • déprécier, rabaisser, humecter, s'humecter, humidifier, s'humidifierFrench
  • humideskar, arozetarIdo
  • bedrukkenDutch
  • fukta, väta, dämpaSwedish

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