HyperDic: dampen

English > 7 senses of the word dampen:
VERBchangedampen, stiflesmother or suppress
changedampen, moisten, washmake moist
perceptiondampen, muffle, mute, dull, damp, tone downdeaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping
changedampenreduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
changedampen, deaden, dampmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
changedampencheck
changedampen, damp, soften, weaken, breaklessen in force or effect
dampen > pronunciation
Soundsdae'mpahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningsmother or suppress.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstifle
Narrowersuffocate, chokeSuppress the development, creativity, or imagination / imagination of
Broaderinhibit, bottle up, suppressControl and refrain from showing
Oppositestimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
Spanishreprimir, sofocar
Catalanofegar, reprimir, sufocar
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake moist.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmoisten, wash
NarrowerbasteCover with liquid / liquid before cooking
humidify, moisturize, moisturisemake (more) humid
BroaderwetCause to become wet
Spanishhidratar, humectar, humedecer, lavar, mojar
Catalanhumitejar, mullar, xopar
Nounsdampenera device that dampens or moistens something
dampeningthe act of making something slightly wet
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningdeaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmuffle, mute, dull, damp, tone down
Broadersoftenmake (images or sounds) soft or softer
Spanishamortiguar, arromar, despuntar
Catalandeslluir-se, deslluir, despuntar, esmussar, espuntar, romejar, trencar-se
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningReduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Catalanreduir
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdeaden, damp
Broaderdampen, damp, soften, weaken, breaklessen in force or effect
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningcheck; keep in check (a fire) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadercheck, retard, delaySlow the growth or development of
Spanishdesalentar
Catalanofegar
English > dampen: 7 senses > verb 7, change
Meaninglessen in force or effect.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdamp, soften, weaken, break
Narrowerdampen, deaden, dampmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
deafenmake soundproof
Broaderdeaden, bluntmake less lively, intense, or vigorous
Spanishatenuar
Catalanatenuar

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