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  • verbmake wet
  • verbspoil spirits

synonyms for dampen

  • bedew
  • besprinkle
  • dabble
  • humidify
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • spray
  • sprinkle
  • water
  • wet
See also synonyms for: dampened / dampener / dampening
  • allay
  • chill
  • cloud
  • cool
  • curb
  • depress
  • diminish
  • discourage
  • dull
  • inhibit
  • moderate
  • mute
  • restrain
  • stifle
  • check
  • dash
  • deaden
  • deject
  • dismay
  • dispirit
  • humble
  • muffle
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antonyms for dampen

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  • collect
  • dehydrate
  • dry
  • gather
  • brighten
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
  • uplift
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How to use dampen in a sentence

The platforms have started trying to dampen the influence of QAnon, particularly after it began to intersect with pandemic conspiracy theories.
EVANGELICALS ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS ONLINE. THEY’RE FINDING QANON INSTEAD.ABBY OHLHEISERAUGUST 26, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Accident or vandalism, it does not dampen your mood, though you instruct yourself to take the car to the shop in the coming days.
THE FIRST MURDERKATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Lower seismic frequencies tend to be more heavily influenced by oceans and weather, Lecocq says, and signals with higher frequencies tend to be more easily absorbed and dampened by the sediments they pass through.
COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED SEISMIC NOISE FROM HUMANSCAROLYN GRAMLINGJULY 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When you’re sensing something from internally, then it dampens down processing of external signals.
HOW YOUR HEART INFLUENCES WHAT YOU PERCEIVE AND FEARJORDANA CEPELEWICZJULY 6, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Influenza, for example, dampens each enough to replicate and move to another host, but not so much that a person can’t eventually clear the infection.
WHY COVID-19 IS BOTH STARTLINGLY UNIQUE AND PAINFULLY FAMILIARAIMEE CUNNINGHAMJULY 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Dexamethasone and other steroids dampen the immune system’s response to invading organisms, and have been shown to make viral infections, such as influenza and SARS worse.
THE STEROID DEXAMETHASONE IS THE FIRST DRUG SHOWN TO REDUCE COVID-19 DEATHSTINA HESMAN SAEYJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Likewise, figuring out who’s eating whom may be key to dampening future crown-of-thorns outbreaks.
FISH POOP EXPOSES WHAT EATS THE DESTRUCTIVE CROWN-OF-THORNS STARFISHJAKE BUEHLERJUNE 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
But Most's attitude toward me will influence them: it will dampen their enthusiasm, and thus react on the propaganda.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Sprinkle some fine lake sand over the glass, dampen the sand and rub the smooth edge of the iron band over the glass.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
Dampen the reed frequently while weaving it, as the weavers pack down much closer when wet.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DAMPEN

  • attenuate
  • benumb
  • cripple
  • dampen
  • deaden
  • debilitate
  • desensitize
  • disable
  • enfeeble
  • hebetate
  • numb
  • obtund
  • sap
  • soften
  • take the edge off
  • undermine
  • water down
  • weaken
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