As verbs the difference between damped and dampened
is that damped
) while dampened
As an adjective damped
is (of an extinguished fire) stopped from smouldering and reigniting by the application of water.
(of an extinguished fire) stopped from smouldering and reigniting by the application of water
(physics, of a linear dynamic system) Possessing a nonzero damping ratio.
* (Possessing a nonzero damping ratio) undamped
To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
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- In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
To become damp; to deaden.
- Pregnant women are 20 times as likely as other healthy young women to contract listeriosis, probably because in pregnancy the immune system is dampened to prevent rejection of the fetus.