dampen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From damp +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

dampen (third-person singular simple present dampens, present participle dampening, simple past and past participle dampened)

  1. (transitive) To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  2. (transitive) To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
    • The Century
      In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
    • 2007 October 16, Jane E. Brody, “Despite Strides, Listeria Needs Vigilance”, The New York Times,
      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.
  3. (intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dampen c

  1. singular definite of damp

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dampen (past singular dampte, past participle gedampt)

  1. to steam, to give off steam or smoke

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dampen

  1. Plural form of damp