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dampenverb [T]

 us   /ˈdæm·pən/
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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