verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM dampendamp·en·er, nounun·damp·ened, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dampendamp, dampen
Example sentences from the Web for dampen
A 50 percent increase in vaccinations each month can catch up to and then dampen viral growth.
“At the same time, some tourists are relaying that they do not wish to wear masks as they believe this will dampen their holiday experience,” Magavi adds.Why good manners are more important than ever during pandemic travel|Christopher Elliott|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
At that point, the Alabama defense became an urgent issue of wide-ranging concern, threatening to dampen moods in living rooms across Tuscaloosa and beyond, with limited capacity in a pandemic to convene and discuss dampened moods.The Alabama football dynasty collects another title with a 52-24 rout of Ohio State|Chuck Culpepper, Des Bieler|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
“While supply shortages continue to dampen the market in the short term, Canalys believes most wrinkles will be ironed out by the second half of 2021,” analyst Ishan Dutt said in the research firm’s report on 2020 sales.PC sales have surged for at-home workers and learners during the pandemic|Aaron Pressman|January 11, 2021|Fortune
The total destruction of the Capitol was only averted by a fortuitous rainstorm that dampened the flames.The similarities to the last invasion of the Capitol matter — so do the differences|Lawrence Hatter|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Quick action by the increasingly professional Lebanese Army put a dampener on the clashes.After Beirut Bombing of Wissan al-Hassan, a Wary Calm in Lebanon|Jamie Dettmer|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was beautiful and attractive, and he had feared she might be ugly, which would have been a dampener on his satisfaction.The Fatal Glove|Clara Augusta Jones Trask
Then he had the sense to see that it was he, Gerald, who acted as a spoil-feast, a dampener.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall