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Definitions of dampen:
  • verb:   lessen in force or effect
  • verb:   check; keep in check (a fire)
  • verb:   make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
  • verb:   reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)
  • verb:   smother or suppress
  • verb:   make moist
  • verb:   deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

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