Dampening the brush makes the color more brilliant.
Dampening the paper will make it more pliable and easier to emboss.
Dampening the spoon with cold water prior to fluffing will help keep the rice from sticking to it.
In lithographic printing the surface of the stone, which is practically level, is protected by dampening against taking the ink except where the design requires.
Dampening her scarf, she closed her eyes and wiped most of the dust from her face.