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smother or suppress
"Stifle your curiosity"
moisten, wash, dampenverb
"The dew moistened the meadows"
muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone downverb
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
dampen, deaden, dampverb
make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
"muffle the message"
check; keep in check (a fire)
dampen, damp, soften, weaken, breakverb
lessen in force or effect
"soften a shock"; "break a fall"
To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
To become damp; to deaden.
Damping is an influence within or upon an oscillatory system that has the effect of reducing or preventing its oscillation. In physical systems, damping is produced by processes that dissipate the energy stored in the oscillation. Examples include viscous drag (a liquid's viscosity can hinder an oscillatory system, causing it to slow down; see viscous damping) in mechanical systems, resistance in electronic oscillators, and absorption and scattering of light in optical oscillators. Damping not based on energy loss can be important in other oscillating systems such as those that occur in biological systems and bikes (ex. Suspension (mechanics)). Not to be confused with friction, which is a dissipative force acting on a system. Friction can cause or be a factor of damping. The damping ratio is a dimensionless measure describing how oscillations in a system decay after a disturbance. Many systems exhibit oscillatory behavior when they are disturbed from their position of static equilibrium. A mass suspended from a spring, for example, might, if pulled and released, bounce up and down. On each bounce, the system tends to return to its equilibrium position, but overshoots it. Sometimes losses (e.g. frictional) damp the system and can cause the oscillations to gradually decay in amplitude towards zero or attenuate. The damping ratio is a measure describing how rapidly the oscillations decay from one bounce to the next. The damping ratio is a system parameter, denoted by ζ (zeta), that can vary from undamped (ζ = 0), underdamped (ζ < 1) through critically damped (ζ = 1) to overdamped (ζ > 1). The behaviour of oscillating systems is often of interest in a diverse range of disciplines that include control engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and electrical engineering. The physical quantity that is oscillating varies greatly, and could be the swaying of a tall building in the wind, or the speed of an electric motor, but a normalised, or non-dimensionalised approach can be convenient in describing common aspects of behavior.
to make damp or moist; to make slightly wet
to depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen
to become damp; to deaden
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The numerical value of DAMPEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of DAMPEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of DAMPEN in a Sentence
It's a universal issue, how do we control these prices and at the same time not dampen incentives to innovate?
The timing of those moves may have been at least partly driven by the dawning realization that not only will the Bank of Canada not move to dampen housing with rate hikes anytime soon, there is the very real risk that they could fuel it further with yet more rate cuts.
These tit-for-tat trade tariffs will ultimately raise prices for consumers and will likely dampen demand for products.
The Nikkei has been closely reflecting the yen's moves this week so the bit of strengthening we saw in the yen overnight seems to have brought the mood down slightly this morning, but we've also got a three-day weekend coming up in Japan and it's not unusual for that to dampen risk appetite after a long week full of activity.
Uncertainty will dampen business investment and trade flows.
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