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]

Inflection of dampen (weak)
infinitive dampen
past singular dampte
past participle gedampt
infinitive dampen
gerund dampen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular damp dampte
2nd person sing. (jij) dampt dampte
2nd person sing. (u) dampt dampte
2nd person sing. (gij) dampt dampte
3rd person singular dampt dampte
plural dampen dampten
subjunctive sing.1 dampe dampte
subjunctive plur.1 dampen dampten
imperative sing. damp
imperative plur.1 dampt
participles dampend gedampt
1) Archaic.

Noun[edit]

dampen

  1. Plural form of damp

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

dampen m

  1. definite singular of damp

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

dampen

  1. definite singular of damp