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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However, crews will return to the site later in the day to damp down and check for any hotspots.
Fire crews damp down at the scene of a fire at a scrap yard near the Ricoh Arena |
It took around three hours to bring the fire under control and the day shift will be continuing to damp down today.
DEVASTATION: Crews damp down at the scene of the fire
MAJOR DAMAGE: Firefighters damp down the fire at Millennium Hardwood.
Fire crews continued to damp down at the site yesterday afternoon.
Today a whole panoply of medications, strategies, physical and psychological therapies, and even a few surgical interventions, are available to damp down MS and its symptoms, to manage what can't be quelled, and to comfort what can't be well managed.
They have done everything in their power to muffle unions, damp down the enthusiasm of grassroots activists in communities like this historic mining town, and marginalize committed socialists such as Chesterfield's Benn, the longest serving Labour Party member in parliament.