Meaning of DAMPEN in English

DAMPEN

— dampener , n.

/dam"peuhn/ , v.t.

1. to make damp; moisten: to dampen a sponge.

2. to dull or deaden; depress: to dampen one's spirits.

3. damp (def. 10).

v.i.

4. to become damp.

[ 1620-30; DAMP + -EN 1 ]

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