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Overview of noun dampening

The noun dampening has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. moistening, dampening

(the act of making something slightly wet)

Overview of verb dampen

The verb dampen has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) stifle, dampen

(smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")

2. (2) moisten, wash, dampen

(make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows")

3. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down

(deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping)

4. dampen

(reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves))

5. dampen, deaden, damp

(make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message")

6. dampen

(check; keep in check (a fire))

7. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

(lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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