damp down


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damp down

[¦damp ′dau̇n]
(metallurgy)
To stop the blast in a blast furnace by closing the openings in the furnace.
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Three fire crews and an aerial platform were at the site again today to continue to damp down the remains of the massive factory and warehouse.
Damp down the greenhouse floor in the morning on warm days to increase humidity and open doors during the day,but close them in the evening.
Mad's overpaid flunky had tried to damp down rumours of a marriage-split but managed to do just the opposite, thanks to her reputation as, ahem, a non-truth teller.
Firefighters remained at the scene today to damp down and begin an investigation into the cause of the fire at the premises in Springwell Lane.
Mad's overpaid flunky had tried to damp down rumours of a marriage-split but seemed to manage to do just the opposite, thanks to her reputation as, ahem, a "non-truth teller".
REMAINS: Firefighters damp down after the blaze at a pallet yard
A North Wales Fire Service spokesman said: "The fire was out on arrival at the property and crews used a bucket of water to damp down the scene.