Damped vs Dampened - What's the difference?

damped | dampened |


As verbs the difference between damped and dampened

is that damped is (damp) while dampened is (dampen).

As an adjective damped

is (of an extinguished fire) stopped from smouldering and reigniting by the application of water.

damped

English

Verb

(head)
  • (damp)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (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.
  • Antonyms

    * (Possessing a nonzero damping ratio) undamped

    dampened

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (dampen)

  • dampen

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  • To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
  • * The Century
  • In a way that considerably dampened our enthusiasm.
  • * 2007 October 16, Jane E. Brody, “Despite Strides, Listeria Needs Vigilance”, ,
  • 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.
  • To become damp; to deaden.
  • Anagrams

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