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dampener

[′dam·pə·nər]
(engineering)
A device for damping spring oscillations after abrupt removal or application of a load.
(graphic arts)
In offset printing, one of the rollers that transfers water to the nonprinting areas of the total surface that is printed.
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They were set to continue working throughout the day to dampen down the flames.
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that budget austerity programs, like those underway in Europe, would dampen economic growth more than usual in the short term.
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1 : to make or become slighty wet <Please dampen this washcloth.
This unique ride dampening system utilizes high tensile polymer blocks to dampen the track oscillation during ground operation.
You should also dampen the area of wall that you're repairing.
At 62, Roy knows the day may come when he loses his other leg, but it doesn't dampen his enthusiasm or his determination to play golf.
A housing expert has said the recent interest rate rise is unlikely to dampen the Welsh housing market.