Dampen meaning

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To make damp.
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To deaden, restrain, or depress.
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To soundproof.
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To dampen is defined as to make something a little bit wet, or to reduce or make weaker.

If you are really excited to see a new movie and then your friend tells you it is terrible, this is an example of when your friend dampens your excitement about the movie.

When you put a few drops of water into the soil of a plant, just barely getting it wet, this is an example of when you dampen the soil.

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To become damp.
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To make damp; moisten.
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To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen.
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To become damp.
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To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
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To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
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(intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
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Origin of dampen

  • From damp +‎ -en.

    From Wiktionary