Dampener vs Dampened - What's the difference?

dampener | dampened |


As a noun dampener

is a device that moistens or dampens something.

As a verb dampened is

(dampen).

dampener

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device that moistens or dampens something.
  • (figurative) A discouraging event or remark.
  • 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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