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Synonyms for dampen
ˈdæm pəndamp·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stifle, dampenverb

    smother or suppress

    "Stifle your curiosity"

    Synonyms:
    asphyxiate, muffle, stifle, mute, moisten, dull, weaken, repress, break, soften, tone down, suffocate, wash, smother, choke, deaden, damp, strangle

  2. moisten, wash, dampenverb

    make moist

    "The dew moistened the meadows"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, dull, lave, launder, mute, muffle, moisten, wash out, stifle, weaken, drizzle, soften, lap, wash off, wash, deaden, wash away, damp, tone down, break

  3. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone downverb

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    Synonyms:
    muffle, wash, stifle, mute, pall, numb, moderate, moisten, weaken, benumb, repress, break, soften, tone down, dull, smother, blunt, deaden, damp, tame, strangle

  4. dampenverb

    reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

    Synonyms:
    stifle, mute, weaken, dull, wash, deaden, muffle, tone down, break, damp, moisten, soften

  5. dampen, deaden, dampverb

    make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

    "muffle the message"

    Synonyms:
    stifle, mute, weaken, dull, wash, deaden, muffle, blunt, girdle, tone down, break, damp, moisten, soften

  6. dampenverb

    check; keep in check (a fire)

    Synonyms:
    stifle, mute, weaken, dull, wash, deaden, muffle, tone down, break, damp, moisten, soften

  7. dampen, damp, soften, weaken, breakverb

    lessen in force or effect

    "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

    Synonyms:
    crack, step down, break away, give way, soften, mince, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, part, wash, counteract, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, cushion, muffle, split, give away, damp, smash, dull, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, pause, divulge, buffer, let on, get around, interrupt, wear out, cave in, deaden, break-dance, check, break up, breach, break in, give, split up, subvert, better, burst, go bad, break off, tone down, disclose, bust, erupt, moisten, relent, recrudesce, undermine, stifle, break dance, go against, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, de-escalate, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, mute, expose, break, moderate, discontinue, intermit, countermine, yield, wear, sabotage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dampenverb

    Synonyms:
    moisten, damp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dampenverb

    Synonyms:
    moisten, damp, check, repress, restrain, discourage, depress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dampen":

    discourage, curb, mitigate

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How to use dampen in a sentence?

  1. Gary Richards:

    Property developers who specialise in selling to non-dom purchasers may find that the Budget announcements may dampen demand until the details have been fully absorbed.

  2. Lee Hardman:

    Finance Minister Aso stated strongly that sudden yen strength or weakness is bad and that Japan has the means to intervene, he also attempted to alter market expectations that US opposition will prevent Japan from intervening. Overall, the comments do not significantly change our view that direct intervention to dampen yen strength remains unlikely in the near-term.

  3. George Raitu:

    Millions of people are staring at a wall of expiring support programs, such as the pandemic unemployment insurance and eviction protection, which dampen the brightness of the incoming holiday season, while we see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with upcoming vaccines, there is still a big question around whether Congress can come to terms on a new stimulus package to help the country recover from the current economic downturn.

  4. Paul Duprex:

    Anything that we can do to dampen the number of times it replicates … will buy us a little bit of time.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Facing life's adversities head-on, and surviving through a truly traumatic experience often makes one tougher, smarter and stronger than ever before. Only you know it inside that you're not, and you'll never be, the same person as you were before encountering and overcoming that challenging phase of your life. You did not let that experience knock you down, dampen your spirit, and drain your resolve. Instead you found a way to rise from the ashes to face the world, now empowered and enabled with exceptional resilience. It's so true that what doesn't kill you surely makes you stronger. Kudos to you, Survivor. In my eyes, you will always be the Hero. Cheers my friend!


Translations for dampen

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  • обезсърчавам, навлажнявам, навлажнявам се, угнетявамBulgarian
  • reducir, deprimir, humectar, humedecerSpanish
  • humecter, s'humecter, humidifier, rabaisser, déprécier, s'humidifierFrench
  • arozetar, humideskarIdo
  • bedrukkenDutch
  • fukta, väta, dämpaSwedish

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