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verb [transitive]     dampen pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledampening
past tensedampened
past participledampened
  1. 1
    to make something slightly wet

    If you dampen laundry, it’s much easier to iron it.

  2. 2



    dampen down

    to make something such as a feeling or hope less strong

    Not even defeat could dampen the enthusiasm of his supporters.


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