Translation of "dampen" - English-Traditional 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

使潮濕;把…弄潮;使受潮
Rain had dampened the tent so we left it to dry in the afternoon sun. 雨水打濕了帳篷,午後我們把它放到太陽底下曬了曬。

dampen verb [ T ] (FEELINGS)

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

使(尤指興奮或喜悅之情)平靜下來;穩定(情緒);對…潑冷水
Nothing you can say will dampen her enthusiasm. 不管你說甚麼,她的熱情仍絲毫不減。
I didn't want to dampen his spirits. 我不想給他潑冷水。

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