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English verb: dampen

1. dampen (change) smother or suppress


SamplesStifle your curiosity.


Synonymsstifle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Narrower (hyponym)choke, suffocate


Antonymsstimulate, excite

2. dampen (change) make moist


SamplesThe dew moistened the meadows.


Synonymsmoisten, wash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wet


Narrower (hyponym)baste, humidify, moisturise, moisturize

3. dampen (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping


Synonymsdamp, dull, muffle, mute, tone down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)soften

4. dampen (change) reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

5. dampen (change) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible


SamplesMuffle the message.


Synonymsdamp, deaden


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

6. dampen (change) check; keep in check (a fire)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, delay, retard

7. dampen (change) lessen in force or effect


SamplesSoften a shock.
Break a fall.


Synonymsbreak, damp, soften, weaken


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blunt, deaden


Narrower (hyponym)damp, dampen, deaden, deafen









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