Dampen

Definition of Dampen

Damp´en   Pronunciation: dămp´'n
v. t.1.To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
[imp. & p. p. dampened (dămp"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. dampening.]
2.To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
- The Century.
v. i.1.To become damp; to deaden.

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