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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.
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The frames use a unique combination of plaster, cellulose fiber and acoustic metal frames, making it possible to dampen sound up to 72 decibels.
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.
Caption: The steamy July weather did not dampen the excitement surrounding the official groundbreaking for Westminster Communities' Cedar Gate at Livingston on July 18.
In addition to holding cutting tools, toolholders dampen vibration, which can occur during machining, protecting the machine spindle, reducing chipping of the cutting edge, and increasing tool life.