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dampen

dampen

dampen - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dampen

Definition
(verb) smother or suppress
Synonyms : stifle
Example Sentence
  • Stifle your curiosity

Definition
(verb) make moist
Synonyms : moisten , wash
Example Sentence
  • The dew moistened the meadows

Definition
(verb) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
Synonyms : damp , dull , muffle , mute , tone down

Definition
(verb) reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
Definition
(verb) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
Synonyms : damp , deaden
Example Sentence
  • muffle the message

Definition
(verb) check; keep in check (a fire)
Definition
(verb) lessen in force or effect
Synonyms : break , damp , soften , weaken
Example Sentence
  • soften a shock
  • break a fall

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dampen

dam is full of water, if your pen faals in water, it will become moist and weak
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