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I don't have this weird, natural funny bone that constantly comes out. It's not like my every instinct is to be funny, and I'm always having to dampen that down.
Rachael Harris

Meaning of "dampen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DAMPEN

dampen  [ˈdæmpən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DAMPEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dampen is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb dampen in English.

WHAT DOES DAMPEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Damping

Damping is an influence within or upon an oscillatory system that has the effect of reducing, restricting or preventing its oscillations. In physical systems, damping is produced by processes that dissipate the energy stored in the oscillation. Examples include Viscous drag in mechanical systems, resistance in electronic oscillators, and absorption and scattering of light in optical oscillators. Damping not based on energy loss can be important in other oscillating systems such as those that occur in biological systems. The damping of a system can be described as being one of the following: ▪ Overdamped: The system returns to equilibrium without oscillating. ▪ Critically damped: The system returns to equilibrium as quickly as possible without oscillating. ▪ Underdamped: The system oscillates with the amplitude gradually decreasing to zero. ▪ Undamped: The system oscillates at its natural resonant frequency. For example, consider a door that uses a spring to close the door once open. This can lead to any of the above types of damping depending on the strength of the damping.

Definition of dampen in the English dictionary

The definition of dampen in the dictionary is to make or become damp. Other definition of dampen is to stifle; deaden.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DAMPEN

PRESENT

Present
I dampen
you dampen
he/she/it dampens
we dampen
you dampen
they dampen
Present continuous
I am dampening
you are dampening
he/she/it is dampening
we are dampening
you are dampening
they are dampening
Present perfect
I have dampened
you have dampened
he/she/it has dampened
we have dampened
you have dampened
they have dampened
Present perfect continuous
I have been dampening
you have been dampening
he/she/it has been dampening
we have been dampening
you have been dampening
they have been dampening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dampened
you dampened
he/she/it dampened
we dampened
you dampened
they dampened
Past continuous
I was dampening
you were dampening
he/she/it was dampening
we were dampening
you were dampening
they were dampening
Past perfect
I had dampened
you had dampened
he/she/it had dampened
we had dampened
you had dampened
they had dampened
Past perfect continuous
I had been dampening
you had been dampening
he/she/it had been dampening
we had been dampening
you had been dampening
they had been dampening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will dampen
you will dampen
he/she/it will dampen
we will dampen
you will dampen
they will dampen
Future continuous
I will be dampening
you will be dampening
he/she/it will be dampening
we will be dampening
you will be dampening
they will be dampening
Future perfect
I will have dampened
you will have dampened
he/she/it will have dampened
we will have dampened
you will have dampened
they will have dampened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dampening
you will have been dampening
he/she/it will have been dampening
we will have been dampening
you will have been dampening
they will have been dampening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would dampen
you would dampen
he/she/it would dampen
we would dampen
you would dampen
they would dampen
Conditional continuous
I would be dampening
you would be dampening
he/she/it would be dampening
we would be dampening
you would be dampening
they would be dampening
Conditional perfect
I would have dampen
you would have dampen
he/she/it would have dampen
we would have dampen
you would have dampen
they would have dampen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dampening
you would have been dampening
he/she/it would have been dampening
we would have been dampening
you would have been dampening
they would have been dampening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you dampen
we let´s dampen
you dampen
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to dampen
Past participle
dampened
Present Participle
dampening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DAMPEN


aspen
ˈæspən
copen
ˈkəʊpən
crampon
ˈkræmpən
deepen
ˈdiːpən
happen
ˈhæpən
hempen
ˈhɛmpən
lampern
ˈlæmpən
lippen
ˈlɪpən
lumpen
ˈlʌmpən
open
ˈəʊpən
plumpen
ˈplʌmpən
reopen
riːˈəʊpən
Ripon
ˈrɪpən
saucepan
ˈsɔːspən
sharpen
ˈʃɑːpən
tampan
ˈtæmpən
tapen
ˈteɪpən
tarpon
ˈtɑːpən
tympan
ˈtɪmpən
weapon
ˈwɛpən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DAMPEN

damosel
damozel
damp
damp off
damp squib
damp-dry
damp-proof
damp-proof course
dampcourse
dampener
damper
Dampier
damping
damping off
dampish
dampishness
damply
dampness
dampy
damsel

WORDS THAT END LIKE DAMPEN

Antwerpen
arpen
ball pen
ballpoint pen
bring into the open
bullpen
cheapen
come into the open
drawing pen
fountain pen
keep an eye open
light pen
pen
playpen
quill pen
ripen
the open
the pen
wide open
wide-open

Synonyms and antonyms of dampen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DAMPEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dampen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dampen

Translation of «dampen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DAMPEN

Find out the translation of dampen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dampen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dampen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抑制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

empañar
570 millions of speakers

English

dampen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إخماد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

смочите
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diminuir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নীরস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

refroidir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lembap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dämpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>そぐ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한풀 꺾이게 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dampen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nản lòng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओलसर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

smorzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tłumić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

змочіть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umezi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βρέξτε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

demp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dämpa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dempe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dampen

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMPEN»

The term «dampen» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.054 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMPEN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dampen» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dampen» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dampen

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5 QUOTES WITH «DAMPEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dampen.
1
Bernard Arnault
Louis Vuitton, the world's biggest luxury brand in terms of sales, is planning to dampen its expansion worldwide and focus on high-end products to preserve its exclusive image.
2
Rachael Harris
I don't have this weird, natural funny bone that constantly comes out. It's not like my every instinct is to be funny, and I'm always having to dampen that down.
3
Carl Honore
I never wanted to be a public figure. I feel that I always have to dampen down people's expectations. They expect me to be an oracle, wave a magic wand, sprinkle some slow, sparkly dust on them, to make everything all right.
4
Samuel J. Palmisano
If we overregulate, over control, impose too many burdens and too much bureaucracy - or if we do it across the board, without taking into account the differences among businesses and their relative impact on society - that could make people risk-averse and dampen the entrepreneurial spirit.
5
Paul A. Volcker
Less emphasis on inventories, I think, may tend to dampen business cycles, because business cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles and heavy industry cycles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DAMPEN»

Discover the use of dampen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dampen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chicken Poop for the Soul: Stories to Harden the Heart and ...
Humorous essays explore the joys of depression, the true meaning of love as seen by a stalker, and anxiety-managed weight loss
David Fisher, 1997
2
New York Magazine
Results of Competition 608, in which you were asked to compose a rhyming sextet containing (as any part of speech) ten of these fifteen words: agog, anonymous, caterwaul, dampen, decompose, furbelow, greenish, haggle, harry, marmalade ...
3
Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
i the radiator to the chassis frame, and means frictionally and slidingly engaging said members between the radiator and frame to dampen the oscillations thereof. 3. In combination with the chassis frame and radiator of a motor vehicle, straps ...
4
Official gazette of the United States Patent Office
In an apparatus of the class described, pressure-rolls, two separate traveling aprons adapted to pass between the rolls and to dampen articles inserted therebetween, means to dampen the aprons and separate mean* to maintain the aprons ...
United States. Patent Office, 1901
5
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Dams, Coffer Dams and levels Dampers, Stove Dampen*, Stove-pipe Dampers, Stove-pipe Dampers, Stove-pipe Dampers, Stove-pipe Dampers, Stove-pipe J tampers, Stove-pipe Dampers, Stove-pipe Dampen, Stove-pipe Dampen, ...
United States. Patent Office, 1867
6
Their Greatest Victory: 24 Athletes Who Overcame Disease, ...
... Championships (1953—1982),” http://www.image .aausports. org/sports/ wrestling/. 5. Carlson, Tales ofGold, p. 509. 6. Tommy Hine, “Cancer Fails to Dampen Wrestler's Spirit: '84 Gold Medalist JelT Blatnick Beats Disease, Sets Sights on '88 ...
David L. Porter, 2013
7
Making Chair Seats from Cane, Rush and Other Natural Materials
Or dampen in burlap with oilcloth or plastic underneath to protect the floor and cover to retain moisture • Large teakettle or pail, about 10-quart size, and warm water •Glycerine, U.S. P. Standard, 2 cups; or urea crystals, I cup, when trough is  ...
Ruth B. Comstock, 1988
8
Lexicon Hieroglyphicum Sacro-Profanum Of Woordboek Van ...
Vergel у- dên8menf h tCren ' t* Ч*п^1 и*с diergclyke ftoft en. ЬуПаатреп De dampen worden geilingert , verftroit, voort- 'gedreven; de menich is als etn bal van de forruin, en duizent bewegingenonderworpen, en houdgeen vafte geftalte, terwyl ...
Martinus Koning, 1722
9
Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook
In the first example, we will apply dampening to prefixes 172.16.2.0/24 and 192.16.4.0/24 based on the IP address of the route using IP access lists: router bgp 2 bgp dampening route-map dampen neighbor 10.1.1.1 remote-as 1 ! access-list 1 ...
William R. Parkhurst, 2001
10
Simulation-Based Case Studies in Logistics: Education and ...
One of the main problems of filling A1 first is that we cannot dampen the arrival peaks of raw steel since we are not allowed to leave the coils in the harbour overnight. These peaks appear when two ships arrive on the same day. On these days ...
Yuri Merkuryev, Galina Merkuryeva, Miquel ANgel Piera, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DAMPEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dampen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rory McIlroy's absence from British Open would "dampen" the …
Double major winner Jordan Spieth believes defending champion Rory McIlroy's absence from the British Open through injury would "dampen" ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
Rain doesn't dampen Ohio Chautauqua's atmosphere
But the rain and gloomy clouds that hovered over the town couldn't dampen the atmosphere that took place inside. "This is a pretty full tent for ... «Coshocton Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Wet weather fails to dampen Luss Highland Games
Heavy rain failed to deter competitors and spectators at the Luss Highland Gathering at the weekend with more entrants than usual to many of ... «Helensburgh Advertiser, Jul 15»
4
Profit slide fails to dampen Tulip confidence
Profits have slipped at Warwick-headquartered food giant Tulip, which owns the Spam, Stagg Chilli and Danepak bacon brands, newly filed ... «Insider Media, Jul 15»
5
Rain doesn't dampen annual Independence Day parade
Olivia Davis (left), Madaline Giunta and Izabella Giunta wave their flags while preparing for the annual South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade ... «Tahoe Daily Tribune, Jul 15»
6
REITs Lose Ground In First Half as Interest Rate Concerns Dampen
REIT returns lost ground in the first half of 2015, in part over expectations of the potential market impact of rising interest rates. For the year to ... «reit.com, Jul 15»
7
Record rains dampen area lawn services
With the region already recording the wettest spring in recorded history, Tropical Storm Bill stomping its wet footprints in early June, and ... «Your Houston News, Jul 15»
8
Wind, rain fail to dampen PH Day bash in Mississauga
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Gray skies and pouring rain did not deter Filipino revelers from enjoying Fiesta ng Kalayaan, featuring homegrown ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
9
We weather fails to dampen Luss Highland Games
Heavy rain failed to deter competitors and spectators at the Luss Highland Gathering at the weekend with more entrants than usual to many of ... «Helensburgh Advertiser, Jul 15»
10
Spieth: No Rory would 'dampen' Open, not make easier
“For me, it doesn't change anything,” he told Golf Channel's Todd Lewis on Monday. “It's still just as challenging. It's still a major championship ... «Golf Channel, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dampen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dampen>. Jan 2020 ».
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