This boiler supplies the steam not only for the engine, but also for heating and damping the seed in the kettle.
We neither of us answered, for it seemed like damping his enterprise.
The damping cloth on the left of this raised string can also be seen.
Neither should the bed be kept too wet, else there is danger of "damping off."
We had wretched weather; a sea fog which penetrated everything, and succeeded in damping even the bright life of Newport.
On the other hand, I was ashamed of damping any one's pleasure by being there.
Great care is needful with tender seedlings to keep them from damping off.
He then declares that Archibald Cameron has been damping all hearts in the Highlands.
Between loss and delay the spinner found an obvious alternative in damping the yarn artificially.
The extent of the oscillation depends on the damping of the magnets.
early 14c., "a noxious vapor," perhaps in Old English but there is no record of it. If not, probably from Middle Low German damp; ultimately in either case from Proto-Germanic *dampaz (cf. Old High German damph, German Dampf "vapor;" Old Norse dampi "dust"). Sense of "moisture, humidity" is first certainly attested 1706.
late 14c., "to suffocate," from damp (n.). Figurative meaning "to deaden (the spirits, etc.)" attested by 1540s. Meaning "to moisten" is recorded from 1670s. Related: Damped; damping.
1580s, "dazed," from damp (n.). Meaning "slightly wet" is from 1706. Related: Dampness.
The action of a substance or of an element in a mechanical or electrical device that gradually reduces the degree of oscillation, vibration, or signal intensity, or prevents it from increasing. For example, sound-proofing technology dampens the oscillations of sound waves. Built-in damping is a crucial design element in technology that involves the creation of oscillations and vibrations.