Definition of dampen
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.
But the lack of celebrity didn't dampen the enthusiasm for these examples of cinematic tragedy.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films|David Eckstein|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 Most's attitude toward me will influence them: it will dampen their enthusiasm, and thus react on the propaganda.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Sprinkle some fine lake sand over the glass, dampen the sand and rub the smooth edge of the iron band over the glass.
Dampen the reed frequently while weaving it, as the weavers pack down much closer when wet.
She decided not to dampen the children's good spirits that evening with the discouraging news in the letter.Maezli|Johanna Spyri
The doctor's fever was at its very worst, but that did not dampen my hopes.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass