HyperDic: damper

English > 3 senses of the word damper:
NOUNartifactdampera movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
artifactdamper, mufflera device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
actdampera depressing restraint
damper > pronunciation
Soundsdae'mper
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > damper: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace.
Part ofchimneyA vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
BroaderplateA sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Spanishregulador de tiro
Verbsdamplessen in force or effect
English > damper: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations.
Synonymmuffler
Narrowerdamper block, piano damperdamper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
dash-potA mechanical damper
shock absorber, shock, cushionA mechanical damper
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishapagador
Catalanapagador
Verbsdampmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
dampdeaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping
English > damper: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA depressing restraint.
Example"rain put a damper on our picnic plans"
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanishnota amarga
Verbsdamprestrain or discourage

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