What does dampen mean?

Definitions for dampen
ˈdæm pəndamp·en

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

How to pronounce dampen ?

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  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

Examples of dampen in a Sentence

  1. Choi Kyung-hwan:

    We ask for people not to be over-sensitive so as not to dampen economic activities.

  2. Sam Chi Yung:

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

  3. Geoffrey Joyce:

    It's a universal issue, how do we control these prices and at the same time not dampen incentives to innovate?

  4. Jack Ablin:

    These tit-for-tat trade tariffs will ultimately raise prices for consumers and will likely dampen demand for products.

  5. Mark Williams:

    The big picture is that policy makers are doing everything they can do to dampen expectations that the yuan will depreciate much.

Images & Illustrations of dampen

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Translations for dampen

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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