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1. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] smother or suppress.

Synonyms

  • curb
  • subdue
  • choke
  • conquer
  • suppress
  • stifle
  • inhibit
  • suffocate

Antonyms

  • nonalcoholic
  • machine wash
  • dirty
  • handwash

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Dampen

  • vankampen
  • vancampen
  • kampen
  • campen

Example sentences of the word dampen


1. Verb, base form
Wet a paper towel or napkin to dampen it well.

2. Adjective
It also helps to protect plastic tires, dampen tire noise, and provide safer steering for the toy.

2. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] make moist.

Synonyms

  • wet
  • moisturise
  • baste
  • humidify
  • wash
  • moisten

Antonyms

  • dehumidify
  • louden
  • derestrict
  • consume

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

3. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves).

Antonyms

  • sensitize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

4. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] lessen in force or effect.

Synonyms

  • blunt
  • soften
  • deaden
  • weaken
  • damp
  • break

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • unclog
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

5. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] check; keep in check (a fire).

Synonyms

  • check
  • delay

Antonyms

  • be well
  • deprive
  • remember

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

6. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible.

Synonyms

  • deaden
  • weaken
  • damp
  • break

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • dehydrate
  • dryness
  • sober

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)

7. dampen

verb. ['ˈdæmpən'] deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.

Synonyms

  • tone down
  • muffle
  • damp
  • dull
  • mute

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • indirect
  • conditional
  • pointed

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • damp (English)
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