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damp·er

 (dăm′pər)
n.
1. One that deadens, restrains, or depresses: Rain put a damper on our picnic plans.
2. An adjustable plate, as in the flue of a furnace or stove, for controlling the draft.
3. Music
a. A device in various keyboard instruments for deadening the vibrations of the strings.
b. A mute for various brass instruments.
4. A device that eliminates or diminishes vibrations or oscillations, as of a magnetic needle.
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damper

(ˈdæmpə)
n
1. a person, event, or circumstance that depresses or discourages
2. put a damper on to produce a depressing or inhibiting effect on: the bad news put a damper on the party.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a movable plate to regulate the draught in a stove or furnace flue
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a device to reduce electronic, mechanical, acoustic, or aerodynamic oscillations in a system
5. (Instruments) music the pad in a piano or harpsichord that deadens the vibration of each string as its key is released
6. (Cookery) chiefly Austral and NZ any of various unleavened loaves and scones, typically cooked on an open fire
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damp•er

(ˈdæm pər)

n.
1. a person or thing that damps or depresses.
2. a movable plate for regulating the draft in a stove, furnace, etc.
3.
a. a device in stringed keyboard instruments to deaden the vibration of the strings.
b. the mute of a brass instrument.
[1740–50]
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Damper

A means of controlling the flow of air into a stove. Usually, a damper was a plate that could be slid across air openings, but the damper in a stovepipe was a metal disk mounted inside the pipe that could be turned from being parallel to the airflow to being perpendicular, completely cutting off air flow. By controlling the air flow into the stove the size of the fire, and hence the stove temperature, could be controlled. Considerable skill in manipulating the dampers was required to control the temperature of a wood- or coal-burning cookstove during cake or pie baking.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damper - a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
2.damper - a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
damper block, piano damper - damper consisting of a small felted block that drops onto a piano string to stop its vibration
dash-pot - a mechanical damper; the vibrating part is attached to a piston that moves in a chamber filled with liquid
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
cushion, shock absorber, shock - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
3.damper - a depressing restraint; "rain put a damper on our picnic plans"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
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damper

noun (Informal) discouragement, cloud, chill, curb, restraint, gloom, cold water (informal), pall He put a damper on our hopes.
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Translations
موهِن للعَزيمَه، مُثْبِط
regulátoršoupátkostudená sprcha
dæmperspjæld
hideg zuhanyhuzatszabályozó
e-î eîa e-r sem dregur úr; hömlurtrekkspjald
studená sprcha
neşe kaçırıcı şeysoba borusu kelebeği

damper

[ˈdæmpəʳ] N (Mus) → sordina f, apagador m; [of fire] → regulador m de tiro (Tech) → amortiguador m
to put a damper on [sad news] [+ celebration, party] → poner una nota de tristeza a
to put a damper on thingsaguar la fiesta
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

damper

[ˈdæmpər] n
[piano] → étouffoir m
[fire] → registre m
to put a damper on sth → gâcher qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

damper

n
(of chimney)(Luft)klappe f; (of piano)Dämpfer m
to put a damper on somethingeiner Sache (dat)einen Dämpfer aufsetzen
(Austral: = bread) → Fladenbrot nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

damper

[ˈdæmpəʳ] n (Mus) → sordina; (of fire) → valvola di tiraggio
to put a damper on sth (fig) (atmosphere) → gelare (000) (enthusiasm) → raffreddare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

damp

(dӕmp) adjective
slightly wet. This towel is still damp.
noun
slight wetness, especially in the air. The walls were brown with (the) damp.
ˈdampen verb
1. to make damp.
2. to make or become less fierce or strong (interest etc). The rain dampened everyone's enthusiasm considerably.
ˈdamper noun
1. something which lessens the strength of enthusiasm, interest etc. Her presence cast a damper on the proceedings.
2. a movable plate for controlling the draught eg in a stove.
ˈdampness noun
slight wetness.
damp down
1. to make (a fire) burn more slowly.
2. to reduce, make less strong. He was trying to damp down their enthusiasm.
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