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dampened

[ dam-puh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF dampened
  • verbmake wet
  • verbspoil spirits

Synonyms for dampened

  • bedew
  • besprinkle
  • dabble
  • humidify
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • spray
  • sprinkle
  • water
  • wet
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Antonyms for dampened

  • collect
  • dehydrate
  • dry
  • gather
  • brighten
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
  • uplift
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAMPENED

He bound up her head with a dampened bandage and left her to sleep.

They dampened the delicate fabric, and I shook with agitation.

The paper was dampened and fastened to the chase at one end.

Tracing cloth must be fastened by pins or thumb tacks, and not dampened.

The child stared, motionless, and it dampened her ardor for the moment.

But this dampened Thornton's ardor for no more than a moment.

That dampened the enthusiasm and ardor of Bandy-legs considerably.

The mouthful of water no more than dampened Myrons dry throat.

When Julia mentioned her husband, Charles's impetuosity was dampened.

The leather must be dampened when being drawn over the cylinder.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "to dull or deaden" (of force, enthusiasm, ardor, etc.), from damp (adj.) + -en (1). Meaning "to moisten" is recorded from 1827. Related: Dampened; dampening.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DAMPENED

dejected

adjectivedepressed, blue
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