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dampen

verb [T]  /ˈdæm·pən/ us  
to make something slightly wet: Rain dampened the tent, but it dried in the sun. If something dampens feelings, esp. of excitement or enjoyment, it makes them less strong: I think the accident dampened his enthusiasm for baseball.
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