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Synonyms for dampen
ˈdæm pən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stifle, dampen(verb)

    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, dampen(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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. dampen(verb)

    reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

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

  5. dampen, deaden, damp(verb)

    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. dampen(verb)

    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, break(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dampen(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    moisten, damp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dampen(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dampen":

    discourage, curb, mitigate

How to pronounce dampen?

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How to use dampen in a sentence?

  1. William Lee:

    The 'leave' outcome has introduced substantial uncertainty that likely would dampen U.S. growth by delaying and or reducing business investment and consumption expenditures.

  2. 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.

  3. Liu Jingde:

    Investor sentiment was undoubtedly hurt by the margin trading news despite CSRC saying they did not intend to dampen the stock market, i expect the market to be quite volatile in the near term although over the longer term, it is still a bull market.

  4. Financial Secretary John Tsang:

    Prolonged political bickering is detrimental to public administration and the international image of Hong Kong as a stable, law-abiding and efficient city. It may even dampen investors' confidence in Hong Kong.

  5. Ben Talebu:

    An adequate force posture can actually dampen Iranian escalation prospects, weakness and irresolution can lead to more Iranian testing and meddling, not less.

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Translations for dampen

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • угнетявам, навлажнявам се, навлажнявам, обезсърчавамBulgarian
  • reducir, humedecer, humectar, deprimirSpanish
  • déprécier, rabaisser, humecter, s'humecter, humidifier, s'humidifierFrench
  • humideskar, arozetarIdo
  • bedrukkenDutch
  • fukta, väta, dämpaSwedish

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