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Definition 1: lessen in force or effect - [verb of change]

Samples where dampen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soften a shock
  • break a fall

Synonyms for dampen in the sense of this definition

(dampen is a kind of ...) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

"Terror blunted her feelings" "deaden a sound"

(... is a kind of dampen ) make soundproof

"deafen a room"

(... is a kind of dampen ) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

"muffle the message"

Definition 2: make moist - [verb of change]

Samples where dampen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dew moistened the meadows

Synonyms for dampen in the sense of this definition

(dampen is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of dampen ) make (more) humid

"We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house"

(... is a kind of dampen ) cover with liquid before cooking

"baste a roast"

Definition 3: check; keep in check (a fire) - [verb of change]

(dampen is a kind of ...) slow the growth or development of

"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

Definition 4: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible - [verb of change]

Samples where dampen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muffle the message

Synonyms for dampen in the sense of this definition

(dampen is a kind of ...) lessen in force or effect

"soften a shock" "break a fall"

Definition 5: reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves) - [verb of change]

(dampen is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 6: suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity - [verb of change]

Samples where dampen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stifle your curiosity

Synonyms for dampen in the sense of this definition

(dampen is a kind of ...) consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

"suppress a smile" "he let his anger bottle up until he exploded"

(... is a kind of dampen ) suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

"His job suffocated him"

Definition 7: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for dampen in the sense of this definition

(dampen is a kind of ...) make (images or sounds) soft or softer

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