dampening

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damp·en

 (dăm′pən)
v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
v.tr.
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: "trade moves ... aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress" (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof.
v.intr.
To become damp.

damp′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dampening - the act of making something slightly wetdampening - the act of making something slightly wet
basting - moistening a roast as it is cooking
wetting - the act of making something wet
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