verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM dampendamp·en·er, nounun·damp·ened, adjective
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The platforms have started trying to dampen the influence of QAnon, particularly after it began to intersect with pandemic conspiracy theories.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Accident or vandalism, it does not dampen your mood, though you instruct yourself to take the car to the shop in the coming days.
Lower seismic frequencies tend to be more heavily influenced by oceans and weather, Lecocq says, and signals with higher frequencies tend to be more easily absorbed and dampened by the sediments they pass through.COVID-19 lockdowns dramatically reduced seismic noise from humans|Carolyn Gramling|July 23, 2020|Science News
When you’re sensing something from internally, then it dampens down processing of external signals.How Your Heart Influences What You Perceive and Fear|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 6, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Influenza, for example, dampens each enough to replicate and move to another host, but not so much that a person can’t eventually clear the infection.Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar|Aimee Cunningham|July 2, 2020|Science News
Not even the use of Coldplay can dampen the patriotic spirit of this video.
Democrats hold an advantage today with female voters that, if maintained, will dampen any potential for a GOP wave in November.
More importantly, neither Iran-Contra nor impeachment were enough to dampen public affection for either president.Worst Fifth Year Ever? Maybe. But the Economy Will be the Judge of Obama|Jamelle Bouie|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cohen says the NYPD was only trying to dampen the controversy.NYPD on the Real ‘Enemies Within’: Going Undercover With Jihadis|Michael Daly|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But its high-profile use for a baby girl is likely to dampen its rise as a boy's name.North West: Behind Kim and Kanye’s Odd Baby Name Choice|Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry, Linda Rosenkrantz|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Do not dampen her joy, by comparing her happiness with the misery of another.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
If the centre of the piece puckers, dampen it again till you have pressed it out thoroughly.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
Make not many promises without reflection, lest thou fail to fulfill them and it dampen the confidence of thy friend.William Clayton's Journal|William Clayton
Or if oyster dressing is preferred, omit sage and add instead one pint of oysters, using the liquor to dampen the bread.Cookery for Little Girls|Olive Hyde Foster
But we never permitted any question of priority to dampen our interest in the thing.Virginia: The Old Dominion|Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins