Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dampen

7 senses of dampen

Sense 1
stifle, dampen -- (smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 2
moisten, wash, dampen -- (make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows")
       => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

Sense 3
muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down -- (deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping)
       => soften -- (make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

Sense 4
dampen -- (reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves))
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 5
dampen, deaden, damp -- (make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message")
       => dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break -- (lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall")

Sense 6
dampen -- (check; keep in check (a fire))
       => check, retard, delay -- (slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development")

Sense 7
dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break -- (lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall")
       => deaden, blunt -- (make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound")

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