Translation of "dampen" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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dampenverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdæm.pən/ us /ˈdæm.pən/

dampen verb [ T ] (MAKE WET)

also damp to make something slightly wet

Rain had dampened the tent so we left it to dry in the afternoon sun. 雨水打湿了帐篷,午后我们把它放到太阳底下晒了晒。

dampen verb [ T ] (FEELINGS)

to make feelings, especially of excitement or enjoyment, less strong

Nothing you can say will dampen her enthusiasm. 不管你说什么她的热情丝毫不减。
I didn't want to dampen his spirits. 我不想给他泼冷水。

(Translation of “dampen” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)