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"dampen" in American English

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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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dampenverb [T]

uk   /ˈdæm.pən/ us   /ˈdæm.pən/
(Definition of dampen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dampen" in Business English

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dampenverb [T]

uk   /ˈdæmpən/ us  
to make something less strong or successful: The outlook for the global economy looked gloomy, and dampened expectations of a rise in profits that quarter. Rising raw-material costs dampened profits for many manufacturers.
(Definition of dampen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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