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Word: dampen

dampen
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  • verb suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity
    Synonyms

    stifle

    Examples
    • Stifle your curiosity
  • verb make moist
    Synonyms

    moisten, wash

    Examples
    • The dew moistened the meadows
  • verb deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    Synonyms

    damp, dull, muffle, mute, tone down

  • verb reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    Synonyms

    damp, deaden

    Examples
    • muffle the message
  • verb check; keep in check (a fire)
  • verb lessen in force or effect
    Synonyms

    break, damp, soften, weaken

    Examples
    • soften a shock
    • break a fall
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010