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Meaning of dampen

damp•en

Pronunciation: (dam'pun), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make damp; moisten: to dampen a sponge.
  2. to dull or deaden; depress: to dampen one's spirits.
  3. damp (def. 10).
—v.i.
  1. to become damp.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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