dampen

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To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen

Pregnant women are 20 times as likely as other healthy young women to contract listeriosis, probably because in pregnancy the immune system is dampened to prevent rejection of the fetus.

To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet
To become damp; to deaden
reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
{f} make damp, moisten, wet; become damp; moderate, depress, discourage, dull; diminish vigor, deaden; soundproof
make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"
check; keep in check (a fire)
If you dampen something, you make it slightly wet. She took the time to dampen a washcloth and do her face
check; keep in check (a fire) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall" check; keep in check (a fire) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message" reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
To dampen something such as someone's enthusiasm or excitement means to make it less lively or intense. Nothing seems to dampen his perpetual enthusiasm To dampen something down means the same as to dampen it. Although unemployment rose last month, this is unlikely to dampen down wage demands The economy overheated and the Government used to interest rates to dampen it down
dampener
A device that moistens or dampens something
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{s} became damp; deadened
dampened
past of dampen
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To put a dampener on something means the same as to put a damper on it. Boy, did this woman know how to put a dampener on your day
dampener
a device that dampens or moistens something; "he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them
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{i} someone or something that dampens; device which moistens fabric
dampeners
plural of dampener
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The resistance caused by fluid in a shock body when the piston moves through it
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The act of making something damp A common malapropism for "damping"
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Muting the note or chord on stringed instruments by using your hand or bow or the damper pedal on pianos See sul pont
dampening
present participle of dampen
dampening
the act of making something slightly wet
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a necessary process in lithography of dampening the printing plate to prevent ink from spreading
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An essential part of the printing process whereby cloth covered rubber rollers distributes the dampening solution to the plate
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In conventional lithography, fountain solution is applied to the plate Image areas intended for ink have been treated to make them repel the solution Non-image areas have not been treated and dampening wets them The inks used will adhere only to dry areas, so dampening serves to confine the ink and define the image
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The technique of reducing vibration of the snowboard in order to increase handling at high speeds Some boards have a dampening material such as rubber laminated into the snowboard As an alternative, some racers attach various materials to the topsheet
dampens
third-person singular of dampen
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