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English definition of “dampen”


verb [T] (FEELINGS)    /ˈdæm.pən/
to make feelings , especially of excitement or enjoyment , less strong : Nothing you can say will dampen her enthusiasm . I didn't want to dampen his spirits .Becoming and making less strong
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