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dampen

damp·en

dampen

 
 
pronunciation:
daem pihn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dampened, dampening, dampens
definition 1: to make moist.
synonyms:
damp, moisten
antonyms:
dry
similar words:
bedew, humidify, wet
definition 2: to restrain or depress.
A major defeat dampened his eagerness.
synonyms:
curb, depress, restrain, weaken
antonyms:
heighten, ignite, raise, whip up
similar words:
abate, chill, deaden, deter, diminish, dull, quench, retard, slacken, slow, stifle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become moist.
synonyms:
moisten
antonyms:
dry
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derivation: dampener (n.)
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