Synonyms for dampen

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dam-puh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdæm pən

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Définition of dampen

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.
  • verb make wet
  • verb spoil spirits
Example sentences :
  • Not that the thought did anything to dampen the fear which made him weak and dizzy.
  • Extract from : « Storm Over Warlock » by Andre Norton
  • All the young men were on fire and it was out of the question to dampen their ardour.
  • Extract from : « Manasseh » by Maurus Jokai
  • He was a child of sunshine, and nothing seemed to dampen the ardor of his spirits.
  • Extract from : « Behind the Scenes » by Elizabeth Keckley
  • Dampen the hair with soft water at the toilet, and do not use oil.
  • Extract from : « Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners » by B.G. Jefferis
  • But this did not in the least dampen the ardor of this hot-blooded Virginian.
  • Extract from : « Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly » by David Bryant Fulton
  • When it is finished, dampen it and let it remain on the form until it dries.
  • Extract from : « Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools » by Virginia McGaw
  • But all her "cold water" failed to dampen the spirits of the girls.
  • Extract from : « Polly and Eleanor » by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The doctor's fever was at its very worst, but that did not dampen my hopes.
  • Extract from : « Pharaoh's Broker » by Ellsworth Douglass
  • There was but one thing to dampen their ardor, but one thing had been overlooked.
  • Extract from : « Brother Against Brother » by John Roy Musick
  • It was a sight to dampen the ardour of stouter hunters than this band of boys.
  • Extract from : « The Rival Campers » by Ruel Perley Smith

Antonyms for dampen

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