Impeded vs Dampened - What's the difference?

impeded | dampened |


As verbs the difference between impeded and dampened

is that impeded is (impede) while dampened is (dampen).

impeded

English

Verb

(head)
  • (impede)

  • impede

    English

    Verb

    (imped)
  • to get in the way of; to hinder
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * assist, help * expede (obsolete) * expedite

    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

    * * English ergative verbs ----