Verb(1) suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity(2) make moist(3) deaden (a sound or noise(4) reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves(5) make vague or obscure or make (an image(6) check; keep in check (a fire(7) lessen in force or effect
(1) nothing could dampen her enthusiasm(2) Cut off the arms and neck hole and divide the two sides in two to make four dusters: dampen them slightly and they work a treat without the use of polish.(3) Oester took up the beat by pummeling the back of his bass, and Wintsch reached inside his piano to dampen the notes he was playing.(4) This is why simply inserting fiberglass insulation bats will dampen the sound transmission somewhat but not eliminate it.(5) However, the purpose in inserting the stimulator is to dampen or reduce continuous neuropathic pain which is pain derived from nerve structures.(6) Increased stamp duty is likely to dampen activity, reduce revenue returns and limit the supply of Irish investment property.(7) But higher interest rates and the abolition of mortgage interest tax relief in April could dampen demand and reduce house price inflation.(8) These contractions dampen the vibrations of the ossicles, thereby reducing the transmission of sound through the middle ear.(9) Murky sound and a half-capacity crowd couldn't dampen their spirits and pockets of the Brit-pop faithful were cheering throughout the venue.(10) Mr Palaszczuk said the Queensland Centre for Climate Applications predicted much needed rain was unlikely to dampen our soil.(11) I have one quibble, but that's with the engineering, where the balance of the cello sonata's first movement allows the piano to dampen the cello often to mere buzzing.(12) Heavy curtains can be drawn to dampen acoustics for amplified music, speech, and movies.(13) Scattered showers and cool breezes failed to dampen the championship spirit as the 147th Great Yorkshire Show drew to a close.(14) However, scientists are trying to dampen down any fears about the spread of the disease which so far has not mutated into a form that can spread among humans.(15) With just a fortnight to go before it will be implemented, the Scottish Executive is desperately trying to dampen down public expectations.(16) slider switches on the mixers can dampen the drums
1. moisten ::
2. lessen ::
3. wash ::
4. stifle ::
5. mute ::
6. damp ::
7. deaden ::
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